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  • Exhibitor Bingo: Click on the Exhibitors page in Sched and do a little shopping! Download a copy of this BINGO CARD and find all the answers in the about section of many exhibitors. Email (or share) your completed Bingo card to vpexhibits@getca.com. Prizes include a $500 gift card to the Fairmont Hotels, and ten $100 gift cards to Chapters, Amazon, and other great places.
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Sunday, February 14
 

9:00am MST

Check out some of our Feature and Keynote speakers.
GETCA's Featurette of Keynote and Feature Speakers for 2021.

Sunday February 14, 2021 9:00am - Friday February 26, 2021 4:00pm MST
 
Wednesday, February 24
 

5:00pm MST

GETCA 2021 Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremonies will include:
-Land Acknowledgement
-O' Canada
-GETCA President Lloyd Bloomfield's Welcome
-ATA President Jason Schilling's Address


Wednesday February 24, 2021 5:00pm - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session
 
Thursday, February 25
 

8:45am MST

Convention Greetings from the ATA President
A message for all teachers from Jason Schilling, ATA President.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Schilling

Jason Schilling

President, Alberta Teachers' Association
Schilling was elected president in 2019 following two years of service as vice-president and more than eight years of service as district representative for South West. As vice-president, Schilling chaired the Central Table Bargaining Committee and the Finance Committee, served as... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 8:45am - 9:00am MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Art During COVID: Classroom Edition
NOTE: If you are teaching online this year, please register for Art During COVID: Online Edition instead.
Don't let COVID put a damper on your creativity! Gain the skills and confidence you need to breathe new life into your art lessons. Learn and practice new techniques and activities, using materials your students already have in their desks. Easy to integrate what we cover into lesson plans you already have prepared, or to develop brand new ones! All skills and media support the Arts Program of Studies.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Wales

Emma Wales

Art During Covid (Live and Online)
Emma Wales is the creative mind behind ArtVentures. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Combined Honours in English and the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture from the University of Alberta. Emma is passionate about sharing her love of art and language with others. Her creative... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Inquiring Minds: Learning Beyond the Classroom
Inquire, learn, explore, the world is your classroom! Inquiring Minds sites continue to make connections in a future focused way. In the past year, our site coordinators maintained rich programming (reaching out in person and virtually) to make authentic connections. Come learn about the strategies and techniques they have explored that facilitate use of our communities in engaging and safe ways. You will learn about IM programming, meet site coordinators and discuss the application process.

Speakers
KF

Kelly Forner

Inquiring Minds
Kelly is a born and raised Edmontonian and a graduate of Edmonton Catholic Schools. Kelly proudly served as principal of five schools over twenty years for Edmonton Catholic Schools. She continues to ensure student reach their potential by her role in supporting Inquiring Minds S... Read More →
LH

Linda Hut

Social Studies
Linda Hut is a teacher and site coordinator at Edmonton's City Hall School. Her passion for making our city the best place it can be is evident in how she approaches exploring Edmonton with the students that come to City Hall School.


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

LIVE SESSION: The Power of Play—Engaging Learners of All Ages
Play fosters creativity, independence, problem solving and ownership in learning. This workshop will provide you with ways to successfully incorporate play into any class and give you ideas to use in your next lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Goruk

Jodie Goruk

Association Instructor, ATA, The Power of Play


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Live Session

9:00am MST

Transforming Classrooms - Building Emotional Resilience
Do you find that you end the day and wonder what just happened? Why did that class go sideways? Why did that kid react the way he/she did? How could I have been more effective? How do I do this day after day after day? We've all been there! K-12 teachers and administration are invited to start learning the skills which will help you to: 1.Recognize your own emotional vulnerability and reactivity in any given situation to position yourself to interact effectively. 2. Reframe how you interpret a student’s reactivity too. 

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Maxwell

Kelly Maxwell

Grade 5 Teacher & SILA Co-Founder, Emotional Resilience
Kelly Maxwell holds a masters degree in education and has been teaching grades 1 - 6 in rural and urban Alberta since 1989. She has offered PD within her school district and at NCTCA convention and is currently involved with her Local as Vice President. After over 30 years teaching... Read More →
RR

Rosanna Ruppert

Building Emotional Resilience
Rosanna Ruppert is a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills practitioner, DBT skills coach for youth and adults and workshop developer for teachers, education assistants, guidance counsellors, child and youth counsellors and research assistants. She leads DBT skills groups for... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

LIVE SESSION: Teaching During a Pandemic
Limited Capacity filling up

Teaching during a pandemic has impacted all of us in many ways.

Teachers are indispensable to their learning communities, however, they are vulnerable to being intensely affected and possibly damaged by their work. The COVID-19 crisis has intensified this impact on some of our colleagues more than others.

Safely responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has often meant dramatic changes in teaching practice and daily routines. Additionally, teachers are regularly being directed to do work outside the scope of their professional teaching practice. Many things have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, collective agreement entitlements have not.

Speakers
KW

Kristine Wilkinson

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Employment Services, Alberta Teachers' Association


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Live Session

9:00am MST

LIVE SESSION: Indigenous Alberta—The Footsteps of Our Ancestors
This workshop will introduce participants to the rich indigenous cultural and linguistic diversity of Alberta. Topics will include terminology related to identity, recognition of territory, significant ancestral landscapes related to locations of celebrations and traditions that come to life through song and dance, addressing myths and misconceptions, and a brief historical timeline.

Speakers
SR

Stacey Running Rabbit

Indigenous Alberta/ Social Implications of Indigenous Realities
CC

Chesare Cardinal

Indigenous Alberta


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Live Session

9:00am MST

LIVE SESSION: Encouraging Youth Civic Engagement Through YPI
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is a school program that provides opportunities for students to engage in authentic learning about their communities, and grants hundreds of thousands of dollars to community-based social service charities each year, 100% decided by participating students. Join us to hear from YPI teachers in Edmonton about how they are adapting YPI during the pandemic; and about how YPI is evolving and adapting in response to challenges in the 2020/21 school year.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Gatto

Kate Gatto

National Program Director, Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Canada
Kate Gatto is the National Program Director at the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Canada. With over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector managing education programs locally, nationally, and globally, Kate is dedicated to empowering youth to be civically engaged leaders... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Live Session

9:00am MST

ASEBP Benefit Overview
Whether you’re a new covered member or not, this session can help you learn about the wide range of
benefits, programs and services we offer. In this presentation you’ll discover how to get the most from your coverage, our different tools and platforms, the benefits of spending accounts and more!

Speakers
avatar for ASEBP Tenjie Wilson

ASEBP Tenjie Wilson

ASEBP
Tenjie has been a benefit specialist with ASEBP for five years this February, providing assistance to covered members by phone and email. She has previous experience in the health insurance industry dating back eighteen years. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, cooking, reading... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Continuing ASEBP Benefits into Retirement
Retirement can no doubt be both exciting and daunting. Between all the paperwork and planning, let us
make one of the items on your checklist a little easier! During this presentation, you’ll learn the ins and outs of your health benefits during retirement. From eligibility requirements to different types of coverage, ASEBP has got you covered—literally.

Speakers
avatar for ASEBP Tenjie Wilson

ASEBP Tenjie Wilson

ASEBP
Tenjie has been a benefit specialist with ASEBP for five years this February, providing assistance to covered members by phone and email. She has previous experience in the health insurance industry dating back eighteen years. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, cooking, reading... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

LIVE SESSION: President Schilling: Unplugged
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will offer the opportunity to meet with President Schilling in a group setting to discuss matters and issues that are of importance to you and your colleagues. The session will open with a few focus questions from President Schilling followed by an opportunity to have open dialogue on topics generated by the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Schilling

Jason Schilling

President, Alberta Teachers' Association
Schilling was elected president in 2019 following two years of service as vice-president and more than eight years of service as district representative for South West. As vice-president, Schilling chaired the Central Table Bargaining Committee and the Finance Committee, served as... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - 10:00pm MST
Live Session

9:00am MST

Growing Food With Students
For the past seven-years, Sustainable Food Edmonton's Urban Agriculture High (UAH) program has been working with Edmonton area teachers to connect urban agriculture to the Alberta program of studies. In this session, UAH coordinator, Dustin Bajer, will showcase urban agriculture projects from classrooms across the City and share various tips, tools, and resources to help you incorporate growing food in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Bajer

Dustin Bajer

Growing Food with Students, Sustainable Food Edmonton
Dustin Bajer is an educator, master gardener, beekeeper, permaculture designer, and urban agriculture consultant. He is passionate about integrating nature into built environments in mutually beneficial ways. Dustin runs ForestCityPlants.com and BeecentricHive.com, growing trees and... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday February 26, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

An Activist Music Classroom
In this session, we will look at ways that we can transform our music rooms into spaces where students can actively engage with social justice issues. The focus will be on creating, responding and exploring for both online and in person experiences. Teachers will walk away with tools to use in their classrooms as well as considerations for how we can adapt our spaces to be more open to student, school, and community engagement. This session will provide information on the ATA Fine Arts Council as well. 

Speakers
avatar for Kim Friesen Wiens

Kim Friesen Wiens

An Activist Music Classroom, Fine Arts Council
Kim Friesen Wiens is a music specialist with Edmonton Public Schools. She has taught for over twenty years. Currently she is working on her PhD at the University of Alberta. Kim is also the music representative for the ATA Fine Arts Council and serves as editor of A Fine Facta, which... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Courage Journey - Puppets Programs Promote Positive Mental Health (Div 1)
‘Courage Journey’ is the tag we use for our workshops & performances that promote positive mental health, inclusion, diversity and equity. This session will introduce our online and offline programs bringing meaningful puppetry into classrooms. Step-by-step instruction for hands-on projects, ideas on curriculum links, resources, assessment strategies as well as sharing our favourite books, e.g,: Colour Monster. We’ll also have a bit of fun - for our own mental well-being!

Speakers
avatar for W.P. Puppet Theatre Society

W.P. Puppet Theatre Society

Artistic Director, WP Puppet Theatre
WP Puppet Theatre uses the power of puppetry to impact positive social change. Through our puppetry infused learning opportunities and performances we inspire, challenge, empower, support expression, and encourage empathy in our audiences and participants. Our inaugural online course... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Courage Journey - Puppets Programs Promote Positive Mental Health (Div 2 )
‘Courage Journey’ is the tag we use for our workshops & performances that promote positive mental health, inclusion, diversity and equity. This session will introduce our online and offline programs bringing meaningful puppetry into classrooms. Step-by-step instruction for hands-on projects, ideas on curriculum links, resources, assessment strategies as well as sharing our favourite books, e.g., The Sandwich Swap. We’ll also have a bit of fun - for our own mental wellbeing!

Speakers
avatar for W.P. Puppet Theatre Society

W.P. Puppet Theatre Society

Artistic Director, WP Puppet Theatre
WP Puppet Theatre uses the power of puppetry to impact positive social change. Through our puppetry infused learning opportunities and performances we inspire, challenge, empower, support expression, and encourage empathy in our audiences and participants. Our inaugural online course... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teaching Art with No Art Room, No Budget and Lots of Kids
This workshop shows teachers practical new ways to organize their classroom to accommodate supplies as well as the artwork done by students. It introduces different art techniques with special focus on three-dimensional media: clay, soapstone, and papier mâché.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Carter

Susan Carter

Susan Carter Comic
Susan Carter holds a B.Ed. from the University of Regina and has taught in four provinces. In 1993 she decided to act upon a long-time dream of doing standup comedy – and was pleasantly surprised to find that people were willing to pay her for it! Her husband did all the housework... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

School and Author-Artist Collaborations In the Time of COVID
Looking for ways to collaborate with artists and writers while maintaining COVID protocols? Learn about school-based project ideas, virtual residencies, cooperative exhibitions, tech options, and multi-disciplinary art opportunities in the time of COVID-19. This program emphasizes the importance of collaboration and new ways of looking at programming.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, photographer, filmmaker, gallery curator, and bestselling author of four books. She is an outside-the-box innovator, passionate storyteller, cultural connector, and engaging, international public speaker. She has her Bachelor of Fine... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Painting with Light: Using Colour Theory to Make Your Sets and Costumes Pop
This is a look at lighting colour theory that will help you make the sets and costumes in your theatre productions look their very best. Learn how to match your coloured lights (especially LEDs that allow you to choose colours) to the physical objects on stage and get the most out of the work you and your students have put into every presentation.

Speakers
TH

Travis Hatt

Theatre Sets
Travis is an Assistant Professor in Theatre Production at MacEwan University in Edmonton and a professional theatrical designer and member of the Associated Designers of Canada. Travis' research focuses on design and performace especially that of lighting colour theory and its use... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Assessment Meets the “New Normal”
At the risk of understating our new reality, a lot has changed since the last time we met for Teachers’ Convention! How do all these changes impact the ways in which we use assessment to support the learning of our students? Come to this session to take part in some thought-provoking discussion and gain insight into how to get the most from assessment in today’s classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Jones

Michele Jones

Executive Director, Alberta Assessment Consortium
Michele is an experienced education consultant specializing in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She has facilitated professional learning opportunities on various topics for system leaders, teachers, educational assistants, and parents. As the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium's... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Outcomes Based Gradebooks
Accurately reporting student achievement is an important part of a teacher’s practice. However, building a gradebook that is accurate, informative and moves student learning forward can be difficult. This session will help you arrange your gradebook in a way that works effectively for teachers, students and parents. The overarching yet simple principles that will be shared will make reporting your grades easier and more effective for all involved.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Driedger

Mark Driedger

Secondary Social Studies Consultant, Calgary Catholic School District
Mark is currently a vice-principal with CCSD, and a sessional instructor at St. Mary’s University. He spent 4 years as the Secondary Social Studies Consultant. He has extensive experience in all secondary Social Studies programs. Mark has also served as a 30-1 table leader, item... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Reading Comprehension Success Grades 10-12
As teachers we ask, “How can I improve my students’ achievement in reading comprehension?” Students ask, “How can I get better at reading comprehension?” This session describes how to categorize reading comprehension questions into 5 reading skill categories allowing teachers and students to determine which skills require improvement and how to unpack each skill and determine the alignment to curriculum outcomes. Focus will be for grades 10 to 12.

Speakers
avatar for Brigitta Goerres - Edu-Best Educational Resources

Brigitta Goerres - Edu-Best Educational Resources

President, Edu-Best Educational Resources
 I have founded Edu-Best Educational Services to collaborate and share ideas and methods to allow all learners the opportunity to reach their highest level of achievement and to inspire and motivate teachers. Our focus is English language arts and Reading Comprehension Success. Please... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Understanding and Supporting Students with Test Anxiety
Many students suffer from some degree of assessment anxiety. This anxiety effects both their wellbeing and their academic achievement. This session will give you practical knowledge in understating the causes and effects of assessment anxiety. You will also be provided with key resources and strategies which will help mitigate the effects of test anxiety that you can both employ in your classroom and share with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Driedger

Mark Driedger

Secondary Social Studies Consultant, Calgary Catholic School District
Mark is currently a vice-principal with CCSD, and a sessional instructor at St. Mary’s University. He spent 4 years as the Secondary Social Studies Consultant. He has extensive experience in all secondary Social Studies programs. Mark has also served as a 30-1 table leader, item... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Practical Concept-Based Assessment Done Three Ways
In this workshop, teachers will explore three fun, effective, and time-saving levels of concept-based assessment: cumulative unit-level tasks, performance of skills and competencies, and meaningful cross-curricular projects. Learn how to organize curriculum units around assessment tasks that will spark and sustain student interest, provide a clear record of learning, and most importantly, allow students to transfer their understanding of new concepts to the world around them.

Speakers
DR

Donna Ross

Concept Based Assessment
Donna Ross is an Indigenous educator with 30 years of experience in Alberta working with Indigenous communities, providing professional consulting, and supporting schools with Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Donna brings passion and deep knowledge of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Top Ten Things to Consider: Assessment within a Concept-based Curriculum
As teachers and students across Alberta begin to make the shift to a concept-based curriculum, how do we adjust our classroom assessment practices? While our core beliefs about assessment haven’t changed, AAC has some timely and helpful advice on how small changes can ensure your assessment aligns with the vision of the new curriculum!

Speakers
avatar for Michele Jones

Michele Jones

Executive Director, Alberta Assessment Consortium
Michele is an experienced education consultant specializing in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She has facilitated professional learning opportunities on various topics for system leaders, teachers, educational assistants, and parents. As the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium's... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Opening the Door for Success for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Students: Assessment is the Key!
What is it about the way we “do” assessment that might specifically support learning for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students? Are there some practices that potentially clash with the worldviews, cultural beliefs, and values of Indigenous students, their families, and their communities? If we want to fully support learning for our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students, it’s time to examine the impact of our assessment practices!

Speakers
avatar for Michele Jones

Michele Jones

Executive Director, Alberta Assessment Consortium
Michele is an experienced education consultant specializing in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She has facilitated professional learning opportunities on various topics for system leaders, teachers, educational assistants, and parents. As the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium's... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Softening the Edges of Assessment during Uncertain Times
We are all looking for ways to gather valid and reliable information about our learners so we can make the very best decisions to meet their needs right away. Many of our predictable processes for engaging in assessment have shifted given our current educational reality. This session explores assessment that can holistically meet students where they are so educators can make professional judgements and determine intentional and thoughtful next steps.

The password for this video link is: SolTreeJan2021

To order the book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/

Speakers
avatar for Katie White

Katie White

author/assessment
Katie White is Coordinator of Learning for the North East School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada and an author and Assessment Associate for Solution Tree, in addition to being an independent educational consultant. With more than 25 years of experience in education, she has been... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Des stratégies pour mieux engager les élèves en salle de classe
Il y a une variété des élèves en salle de classe, mais est-ce que vos élèves sont engagés dans leurs apprentissages? Venir à cette session pour apprendre au sujet d'apprentissage par les concepts et comment l'utiliser pour encourager les élèves d'apprendre d'une façon plus efficace. Des stratégies d'enseignement, appuyées par la recherche, seront introduites.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Sénéchal

Megan Sénéchal

French/Student Engagement, EPSB Curriculum Consultant
Dr. Megan Sénéchal is a Curriculum Consultant with Edmonton Public School Board in Edmonton, Alberta. Her research interests revolve around language education, Universal Design for Learning, and change management.



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Succeeding as a Beginning Teacher
The joys and pains of starting a teaching career often go undiscussed. In this highly interactive workshop Dr. Tina H. Boogren offers beginning teachers a road map for navigating the crucial first years in the classroom. Designed for elementary and secondary teachers in the early stages of their careers, this workshop explores the six phases every beginning teacher goes through, offering research-based strategies centered on increasing instructional expertise and self-care practices.

The password for this video is: SolTreeJan2021

To order the book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tina Boogren

Dr. Tina Boogren

Author/Education Consultant
Tina H. Boogren, PhD, is a former classroom teacher, English department chair, teacher mentor, instructional coach, professional developer, athletic coach, and building-level leader. She has presented at the school, district, state, and national levels and has been a featured speaker... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Anxiety Groups for Teens
Teens, now more than ever, are struggling with anxiety. This session is geared toward school counsellors who are interested in running groups for students with anxiety. The group dynamic is a powerful opportunity to support more students in an efficient way. An exploration of how to sequence an anxiety group, the ways it can benefit your students and sample activities you can utilize will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Hamilton

Kimberly Hamilton

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Anxiety and Grief
Kimberly Hamilton is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and school counsellor. Prior to becoming a provisional psychologist, Kim spent nearly twenty years as a classroom teacher, both in Canada and abroad. She has experience teaching students at all age levels and is passionate... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Anxiety: How to Support Our Youth
Anxiety is a concern that many of our youth are experiencing. There are many sources for their anxiety- pressure at home, school, or even as a result of Covid-19. In this session, we will explore what anxiety is, how it impacts student learning and strategies that you can teach individual students or large groups. The sooner students have tools in their toolbox that help them with these feelings, the quicker they can get back on track at school and feel empowered with their day-to-day life.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Hamilton

Kimberly Hamilton

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Anxiety and Grief
Kimberly Hamilton is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and school counsellor. Prior to becoming a provisional psychologist, Kim spent nearly twenty years as a classroom teacher, both in Canada and abroad. She has experience teaching students at all age levels and is passionate... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Don't Go There: Avoiding Power Struggles
Even the most rational teachers and parents get into power struggles from time to time. In this session, participants will gain a better understanding of how power struggles occur, and learn the best strategies for avoiding them. This information is applicable PK through adulthood on all levels (dealing with behaviors of students, parents, co-workers, administrators, family members...)

The following resources from Dan can be found at Audrey’s Books:
  • Teach Skills and Break Habits (PK-5 grade PD book)
  • Yummy, Yummy in My Tummy (PK-1 children’s book)
To order the either book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/

Speakers
avatar for Dan St. Romain

Dan St. Romain

Educational Consultant, author/speaker
Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children at all developmental levels. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline, understanding... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Grief in the Classroom: How to Support Our Students
Grief is a part of the human experience, and can impact our students in many different way. In this session, teachers will learn about the many different losses students may experience, how grief impacts student learning and behaviour, and what you can do to be a support to them.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Hamilton

Kimberly Hamilton

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Anxiety and Grief
Kimberly Hamilton is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and school counsellor. Prior to becoming a provisional psychologist, Kim spent nearly twenty years as a classroom teacher, both in Canada and abroad. She has experience teaching students at all age levels and is passionate... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Students with Scars: Understanding Self Injury
The reality of the pain and struggles that many of our students experience is becoming more apparent, and unfortunately the coping strategy of "self-harm" is becoming more common. There is a lot of fear, misunderstanding, myth, judgement and confusion surrounding why and how students self-injure and we are left wondering how best to react (or not?) and support them as they cope. This session will provide some insight into the reasons students self-harm, the various forms this behavior can take, and how we can best support students that are considering or have taken part in self-harm.

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Haubrich

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Mental Wellness
Ariel Haubrich works in school & community mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teen Sexting, Nudes, and Distribution of Intimate Images
Smartphones, with the ability to send media instantaneously, have become the primary method in how teens will share what they call “nudes.” This behaviour comes with challenges for teens, parents, caregivers, law enforcement, schools, and communities. This program will summarize what over 250 academic peer-reviewed research projects have concluded on this behaviour. In addition, Canadian case law, and online investigative experience with teens and families will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Laur

Brandon Laur

Teen Sexting, The White Hatter
Brandon Laur’s background includes a varied assortment of academic studies and professional work placements. He earned a master’s degree in Professional Communication, specializing in online manipulation. Professionally he has been employed with Personal Protection Systems working... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Hunger Games: That Kid’s Just Looking for Attention…
Everywhere around us kids are just “looking for attention”, starved for connection & positive adult relationships. This session speaks to the biological, psychological and developmental reasons kids seek our attention and uses theory and humor to look at the behaviors and brains of these kids and the survival games they play. Participants will learn the "Vitamin C" approach to attention seeking behavior and explore practical ways to nourish children and youth with the time and attention they seek…and deserve.

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Haubrich

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Mental Wellness
Ariel Haubrich works in school & community mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

When Bad Things Happen - What Teachers Can Do To Help Students
About one third of students in our schools have endured adverse experiences. As teachers, we need to meet the social and emotional needs of those students while continuing to deliver content that meets the outcomes set by Alberta Education. This session will cover basic neurobiology to help teachers understand why students behave as they do. We will go over strategies that can be adapted for various grade levels that will support cognitive learning while regulating students' stress responses.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Sabourin

Karen Sabourin

When Bad Things Happen: How to Help Students, Edmonton Public Schools Teacher
Karen Sabourin has been a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools since September 2010. In 2013 she moved to London, England and attained a Master of Arts in Special and Inclusive Education from the University of London. In 2018, she became a certified trainer in the Neurosequential... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Managing Perfectionism with Fun
Perfectionism is not the monster we think it is, but it certainly needs some training and management to be useful in life. This session is for practically helping the young learners who melt down when their grand dreams of perfection are dashed by the cold harsh truth of reality. (ie. 7 year old smashes Mother's Day craft because it was only 87% how they imagined it).

Speakers
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Vincent Mireau

Managing Perfectionism/Test Anxiety/Online Play
Vince Mireau is a clinical/educational psychologist working in the greater Whitecourt, Alberta region. His expertise is in creatively meeting the complex needs of children using play and biologically respectful approaches. He started his teaching career with Edmonton Catholic Schools... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Basic Electronics and Circuit Fabrication
Electronics and simple circuits are engaging, fun and surprisingly simple. Who does not like a blinking LED, annoying buzzer or the shrill chirp of an electronic bird? This session will introduce you to basic electronic components, circuit prototyping and the basics of soldering. The session will focus on the many resources available, virtual and physical, that can be used in your classrooms. CTS Course ELT 1010 can be aligned with this content.

Speakers
avatar for Tom MacIsaac

Tom MacIsaac

Electronics and Circuit Fabrication, Father Patrick Mercredi High School
Tom MacIsaac is a Robotics and Pre-Engineering teacher at Father Mercredi Science and Technology Center in Fort Mcmurray Alberta. He has a Bachelor Degree in Military Science from Royal Military College, BEd and MEd from Acadia University. He has been teaching for 17 years after a... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Build Your Own Gaming Library with JavaScript
Learn how to build your own JavaScript gaming library. This is a great activity for students to see how code that they write can be reused in multiple projects and provides a great resource that students may use to build their own gaming projects. Instead of relying on existing libraries, students develop core programming techniques and use them to build their own library.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Veldkamp

Colin Veldkamp

Gaming Library/ Self-Paced Classroom
Most recently, I have been teaching Computing Science at Harry Ainlay High School.



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Building a High School Computer Science Program
Want to start a Computer Science program at your school? Want to learn the basics of programming? In this session, Scott will tour you through the CodeTra.in resources that are available for free. Included in the resource package is a set of lesson plans, teaching examples and assignments for 2+ years of high school Computer Science. Plus, you will be provided access to our brand new Programming Bootcamp for Teachers which will introduce you to the entirely online P5.js programming language.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Couprie

Scott Couprie

Computer Science, CTS
Scott Couprie is a highly respected teacher in the Edmonton area Computer Science community. He was the founding President of the Computer Science Teachers Association of Alberta and received the Prime Minster's Award for Teaching Excellence for his innovative teaching. He has provided... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Cooking with Limitations: Time Constraints in the Foods and Nutrition Middle School Classroom
Many Middle School Foods Classes have very limiting time constraints. It can be challenging for teachers to create meaningful culinary experiences when we struggle to have time to allow for proper cleaning and sanitization practices not counting the cooking experience. This session will review and demonstrate recipes and classroom practices that create foundational skills students can be completed in a 40 minute block. Recipes are tested and student approved and are easily replicated at home. 

Speakers
NM

Natasha Millan

Teacher, Cooking with Limitations/One Recipe = Multiple Outcomes
Natasha Millan is a foods and nutrition teacher at Father Mercredi High School in Fort McMurray, Alberta. She has been teaching foods and nutrition since 2010 and teaches grades 7 through 12 to a wide variety of learners. She holds her Bachelors of Education and a Graduate Diploma... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

CTF Basics of Implementation and Assessment
So you are teaching CTF. Need resources, assessment tools, ideas for projects and a network of people that have created successful CTF projects/courses? This session will provide what you need to start, assess and complete your next project with success. Provide your students, parents and colleagues with engaging, informative and motivating assessment practices that move beyond percentages and into an innovative way to formatively and summatively provide students and parents easy feedback.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

CTF/Social Studies/Innovation
Innovation in Education has been Paul's passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 23 years with his concept-based and project-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational experiences... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

One Recipe - Multiple Outcomes: Foundational Recipes That Can Be Used to Cover Multiple Outcomes
We will be covering a variety of recipes that can cover multiple outcomes across the three levels of Foods and Nutrition with alterations. With current COVID 19 protocols, we have to prepare our classroom to cover as many outcomes as possible at once to allow students the best opportunity to earn their credits, while keeping in mind the attendance challenges that accompany the 2020/21 school year. We will be reviewing several recipes that can be used and/or modified to cover multiple outcomes.

Speakers
NM

Natasha Millan

Teacher, Cooking with Limitations/One Recipe = Multiple Outcomes
Natasha Millan is a foods and nutrition teacher at Father Mercredi High School in Fort McMurray, Alberta. She has been teaching foods and nutrition since 2010 and teaches grades 7 through 12 to a wide variety of learners. She holds her Bachelors of Education and a Graduate Diploma... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Using Project Credits in CTS
Giving students the ability to choose and build their own projects encourages creativity in our students, teaches them valuable design skills, and promotes retention in your CTS programs. So why are you not using those project credits? Probably because they are too hard to plan and assess. Scott will demonstrate how he gets students to set goals, develop their own marking criteria, and then self-assess their own projects.
It's a win-win for everybody!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Couprie

Scott Couprie

Computer Science, CTS
Scott Couprie is a highly respected teacher in the Edmonton area Computer Science community. He was the founding President of the Computer Science Teachers Association of Alberta and received the Prime Minster's Award for Teaching Excellence for his innovative teaching. He has provided... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

180 Days of Awesome- Celebrating Every Day of Education (Even During a Pandemic)
You are AWESOME and awesome is all around us. Every day you walk into your school or log into your virtual classroom, something amazing is bound to happen. Come along with me on this 180 day quest as we learn to focus on those little amazing moments that have the power to change everything. Because sometimes it’s the small things that make the biggest difference.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Genta

Monica Genta

Teacher. Author. Speaker.
Monica’s goal is to transform teachers, leaders, and schools from seeing education as an ordinary job into an extraordinary adventure. Genta feels that every person who walks into a school deserves to love their experience! She is a believer in finding awesome and celebrating life... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

5 Lifesaving Phrases for Educators
Combining humor, authenticity, heart, and soul, international speaker Joe Beckman shares five specific phrases he believes all humans need to hear...especially today. The result is a refreshing, authentic, and down-to-earth approach to finding self-worth (Love YOU), resilience (Push Through), confidence (Fail On), joy (Yeah Toast!), and maybe most importantly, human connection (Just Look Up).
Participants will walk away with tools, resources, and strategies around self-care and building positive relationships they can apply in (and out) of the classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Joe Beckman

Joe Beckman

Speaker/Author, Till360 Consulting
Human Connection Matters.  International Speaker and Author, Joe Beckman’s mission has been to RECLAIM HUMAN CONNECTION throughout the world, and has positively shared his infectious energy, humor, and passion in over 1,000 school communities world-wide!As the co-founder of Till360... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Anti-Racism 101
What is anti-racism? We will explore the ideas of privilege, bias, social justice and diversity to develop a more equitable and just culture in our schools and community at large. The function of the session would be to create a shift towards a more focused approach to, and active practice of anti-racism. In this ever-changing climate of 2020, it is increasingly important for educators to move beyond simply not being racist to actively practicing anti-racism.

Speakers
AH

Atif Hirjee

Student Leadership Department Head, Anti-Racism 101
Atif HirjeeBorn in Calgary and moving to Oilers country was a difficult transition in theory, but the community and people made it smooth and effortless. I am the Department Head of Student Leadership at W.P. Wagner High School and every year, graduating students make me cry with... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Reikie

Thomas Reikie

Social Studies Department Head, EPSB Anti-Racism 101
Thomas Reikie, BA, BEd, MEd:I am a fifth generation newcomer to Treaty 6 territory and have a strong connection to my role as a treaty partner on this land. I am the Social Studies Department Head at W.P. Wagner High School and love debating issues surrounding politics, economics... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Building Teamwork and Collaboration into Your Classroom
The 21st century demands that we equip students with the ability to collaborate at a high level. Collaboration does not just happen. There are skills and habits that need to be cultivated. Only then can collaboration be introduced. Collaboration changes everything! Communication, creativity, and critical thinking will soar. In this workshop, teachers will gain strategies and practices that will fire-up the levels of collaboration, which will foster higher levels of success!

Speakers
avatar for Tal Thompson

Tal Thompson

Educator / Consultant / Author, Teamwork/ SEL, Differentiation
At 6’8”, Tall Tal is a middle school teacher in Charlottesville, VA and has taught for 21 years. Tal’s classroom is routinely recognized as extremely engaging which has lead to several awards over his career. Tal was an America’s Top Teacher Finalist on Live with Kelly and... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Classroom Design: Not Just a Seating Arrangement
Based in research, trial and error; this session will explore the elements of good classroom design and what educators can do beginning Monday morning to create engaging environments. We can't all have Pinterest classrooms, and really... should we? I will share my own middle years classrooms, and how those have been translated to the high school also! Discussion time will also be reserved to explore changes in the classroom due to recent health restrictions.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsaykate Anderson

Lindsaykate Anderson

Holocaust studies, classroom design, Foothills School Division 38
As a United States Holocaust Museum, Museum Teacher Fellow (19/20) and a recipient of the 2017 Canadian Society for Yad Vashem Summer Seminar Institute, I have been working with in the middle years to bring the Holocaust into English Language Arts classrooms through literature, art... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Connected Classroom
Have you ever walked into a class that was ALIVE? The energy is electric, the sound is exciting and the curriculum is being shared in a way that students are inspired and engaged? Phil will teach the concept of PLAY, TRUST, and LEARN, inviting educators to foster an environment where every student can say: I am safe here, I belong here, and I can learn here. Great news... he shares ideas for both virtual and in-person classes!

Speakers
avatar for Phil Boyte

Phil Boyte

CEO, Learning for Living
Phil Boyte wants your school to be a place so fun, encouraging and safe you have to beg students and teachers to leave at the end of the day. His desire to improve the lives of young people has led him across the continent speaking with thousands of students and educators as they... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Creating a School No One Wants to Leave
Phil Boyte believes we are BETTER TOGETHER and that is why for the past thirty years, he has been working with educators to connect their academics with dynamic school culture. In this keynote, Phil will help each attendee understand their role in creating great culture, share inspirational stories to remind them of the incredible work they are doing, and leave each person with ideas they can start using immediately to cultivate great culture.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Boyte

Phil Boyte

CEO, Learning for Living
Phil Boyte wants your school to be a place so fun, encouraging and safe you have to beg students and teachers to leave at the end of the day. His desire to improve the lives of young people has led him across the continent speaking with thousands of students and educators as they... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Cultivating Creativity in Teachers and Students
Creativity can atrophy when teaching the same thing year after year, and it can certainly erode in anxious students just trying to survive the day and jump through multiple teachers’ “hoops” of expectations.  Some of us seem to have lost our creative selves, harumphing at our more agile, versatile colleagues who, along with their students, are excited by the learning at hand.  As Maya Angelou said, however, we can’t use up creativity: the more we use, the more we have. Let’s turn one’s waning creativity around, thinking divergently, finding positive solutions to vexing problems, discovering joy, and building intellect! Join us for a powerful session that provides specific strategies and insights for how to build teachers' and students’ personal/professional creativity, emancipating instructional ideas tethered by conventional thinking.  With many of our challenges resolved constructively, students and teachers are engaged and they achieve their goals as a result. Special cameo appearances by innovation, connective synergy, improvisation, and assorted strangeness.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Wormeli

Rick Wormeli

Education Consultant, author/speaker
One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which include 39 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Designing Your Classroom Through the Lens of Trauma
Research has shown prenatal and childhood trauma can actually change the physiology of the brain and can lead to the creation of unique neural pathways. This can greatly affect the way children interact with the world around them. In this session you will learn exactly what trauma is and what kinds of behaviours it might lead to. You will leave with practical tools you can use immediately which help create new neuro pathways in the brain of the child and provide hope for positive change.

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Rust

Ingrid Rust

Design Your Class Through the Lens of Trauma
Ingrid Rust is a mother of 6 children. (3 biological children who are married, a 16-year-old kinship placement, and two adopted children, aged 3 and 5) and is also a grandmother of 2. Ingrid and her husband, Murray, have fostered children in the Edmonton area for 8 years. She has... Read More →
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Dr. Tami Masterson

Design Your Class Through the Lens of Trauma
Dr. Tami Masterson was a registered nurse and worked in emergency medicine prior to completing her Pediatrics residency training at the University of Alberta in 2005. Since graduation her practice has focused on the care of vulnerable children and in 2011 her practice moved from the... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Dialogue in the Classroom and in Your Team: Identifying and Breaking Through Texting Thought and Language
How are you today? Good. Do you have any questions? No. What do you notice? Nothing. What do you think about this? It’s cool. Does anyone have any ideas? No. We have come to a point in our lives when the crown of human creativity, that of collaboration and connection, has been reduced to simple, surface answers that lead to simple, surface answers. This does not have to be the case. We will be exploring the history of communication and how to guide students back to productive dialogue.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Marlett

Paul Marlett

Dialogue in the Classroom and In Your Team/ Math
Paul is a dedicated teacher with parents who are innovators in high school and university education. A maverick in education with a unique approach to teaching and learning he started in phys ed, health, leadership, dance and outdoor ed. Then he joined the blended Home Education program... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Engaging and Assessing Students Through Video - Methods, Hardware and Software
Within the classroom or online, synchronously or asynchronously, video can allow you to engage, instruct and assess your students in engaging, meaningful, & rigorous ways. Let Christine and Phil guide you through using a variety of methods to effectively use video within your class. In addition to how to incorporate this into your class, hardware and software options will be demonstrated. Lights. Camera. Action.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Scott

Philip Scott

Engaging and Assessing Students Through Video, Edmonton Catholic Schools
Philip Scott has been teaching over 20 years now. His current position as a consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools focusing on CTF/CTS and Assessment/Reporting allows him to support teachers in a variety of areas. Originally trained to be a high school physics, chemistry and math... Read More →
avatar for Christine McKee

Christine McKee

Emerging Technology Consultant ECS, Video/Flipgrid
Christine McKee is a Consultant with the Emerging Technology team and Assessment and Reporting Team for Edmonton Catholic School District. As a main part of her role, she supports professional learning and explores new technologies for 97 schools (serving approximately 43,000 students... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Fostering Student Connection and Engagement with Flipgrid
Whether you are teaching online, in-person, or hybrid, Flipgrid provides teachers and students with a learning environment that is social and empowers all learners to express themselves, share their voices, and demonstrate their learning in multimodal ways! Join me as we explore best practices beyond the grid for creating engaging mini-lessons, building relationships with our students, and supporting the development of connections from local to global in an effort to foster empathy!

Speakers
avatar for Christine McKee

Christine McKee

Emerging Technology Consultant ECS, Video/Flipgrid
Christine McKee is a Consultant with the Emerging Technology team and Assessment and Reporting Team for Edmonton Catholic School District. As a main part of her role, she supports professional learning and explores new technologies for 97 schools (serving approximately 43,000 students... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Growing Plants in Class!
Want a relatively low cost, easy to do, ongoing class project that can be used in any class? I want to talk to you about the cheapest and easiest ways that you can grow houseplants with your class. Plants can be used to teach students to be earth conscious, follow proper scientific method or give them a reading buddy.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Bell

Nathan Bell

Growing Plants in School
I have taught a junior high gardening class for three years. In teaching this course I have learned many simple ways to grow/propagate plants. However, my passion for teaching gardening started when I first started teaching grade 4 students to grow plants over ten years ago. Since... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Happiness Principles
The application of happiness principles will improve wellness, increase productivity and drive student engagement. Happiness is a skill which can be learned and taught to others. Put these principles into action and cultivate a positive, productive learning environment - which will make you even happier.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Bateman

Danny Bateman

resiliency and happiness principles
Dan Bateman is an Instructor and University Facilitator at Concordia University in the Faculty of Education. He has delivered over 200 professional development sessions for teachers throughout Alberta. These workshops focus on practical strategies for creating productive learning... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Livin' Life Large
Based on Tyler's bestselling book "Livin' Life Large: Simple Actions that Create Success." This presentation will have your teachers laughing so much you'll feel the reverberation around the province. Tyler combines expert storytelling, current research about human performance, and clean corporate humour to deliver a message and tools that will not soon be forgotten. We will explore concepts around work life balance in these unique times.
FYI - It's said, "Tyler is a human energy drink."

To order the book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/ 

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Hayden

Tyler Hayden

Keynote Speaker, Author, www.teambuildingschool.com
Tyler Hayden has been a full-time professional speaker and innovative team builder for over two decades. His business is personal development and non-traditional team-building programs. Tyler’s clients include some of the world’s largest corporations and associations. Groups such... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Numbers Talk, But So Should the Students...(Gr 7-12)
Have you ever heard of Number Talks? Do you use them in your practice? Whether they are new to you or you use them already, join this workshop on developing and facilitating Number Talks that promote relational understanding/conceptual understanding through the use of problems that are accessible to all students. Leave with a bunch of Number Talks you can use in class tomorrow! This session is designed for grades 7-12 math teachers, but everyone is welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Gannon

Jane Gannon

Owner/Educational Math Consultant, Gannon Consulting
I have been working in the education field of mathematics for over 20 years. My experience spans all four divisions, including classroom teaching, developing, writing, and editing mathematical resources for distance learning, teaching math at the University of Alberta in the Faculty... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Oh The Things You Can Draw
Come learn more about the hidden Google App: Google Drawings! Participants will learn how to create several different products that can be used in the classroom to help students visualize difficult concepts. Google Drawings brings learning to life in a fun and creative way!

Speakers
avatar for Glitter Gals Edu

Glitter Gals Edu

Google Certified Trainers
Tonja Parkin and Cassandra Gartung are the sparkling duo that make up @GlitterGalsEdu. As Google Certified Trainers, Smarter Balanced Independent Contractors, International Conference Presenters, and Curriculum Coaches we believe that fun and engaging PD empowers educators to positively... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Plants Grown with Lights?!
So you’ve been growing plants indoors with your class and are now interested in growing with lights. Come to this session to learn about some of your options such as LEDs, fluorescents and HIDs. We’ll also talk about tower gardens and common house plants that you can grow cheaply and easily.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Bell

Nathan Bell

Growing Plants in School
I have taught a junior high gardening class for three years. In teaching this course I have learned many simple ways to grow/propagate plants. However, my passion for teaching gardening started when I first started teaching grade 4 students to grow plants over ten years ago. Since... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Reading Comprehension Success Grades 7 - 9
As teachers we ask, “How can I improve my students’ achievement in reading comprehension?” Students ask, “How can I get better at reading comprehension?” This session describes how to categorize reading comprehension questions into five reading skill categories allowing teachers and students to determine which skills require improvement and how to unpack each skill and determine the alignment to curriculum outcomes. Focus will be for grades 7 to 9.

Speakers
avatar for Brigitta Goerres - Edu-Best Educational Resources

Brigitta Goerres - Edu-Best Educational Resources

President, Edu-Best Educational Resources
 I have founded Edu-Best Educational Services to collaborate and share ideas and methods to allow all learners the opportunity to reach their highest level of achievement and to inspire and motivate teachers. Our focus is English language arts and Reading Comprehension Success. Please... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Reconnecting to Your Calling: Moving From Teacher Well-being to Being Well as Teachers
Beyond a job, teaching is a calling. This workshop provides a snapshot of well-being science that invites educators and leaders to build and sustain a practice of well-being within that calling. Participants will experience tools that can help create a ripple effect of impact for themselves and their students. Moving beyond self-care strategies and a focus on teacher stress, we will discuss both individual and organizational opportunities to help shift the tide from burning out to burning in.

Speakers
avatar for Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools

Supporting Healthy School Communities
Ever Active Schools is a registered national charity designed to create and support healthy school communities. We engage and support schools through a Comprehensive School Health framework, which addresses health and education goals to improve the social outcomes of children and... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Sponges and warm ups: Maximizing Every Moment
Promote the stuff and avoid the fluff with short, learning experiences and activities that engage students in significant ways with your lesson's content! Easy to design, tier, and implement, sponges and warm-ups have dramatic impact on student learning and lesson momentum. Sponges are inserted anywhere in a lesson in which there is a lull in momentum, such as when distributing supplies, cleaning up, waiting for classmates to finish, moving from one place to another, waiting in line, or when the server is down temporarily. Warm-up's can be done as "early bird" work to review material or prime the brain for new learning. Both are used to keep students accessing neural pathways with substantive content, thereby growing the dendrites needed for learning.  Leave no classroom moment unclaimed, and live up to what we know about effective education by using all the time given to us. Join us for a fun and practical workshop on using sponges and warm-ups to keep students engaged and learning!

Speakers
avatar for Rick Wormeli

Rick Wormeli

Education Consultant, author/speaker
One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which include 39 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Staying Sane! Practical Tips for New Teachers
How does a new teacher keep up with lesson planning and preparation, engaging and managing students, grading, progress reports, parent conferencing, meeting diverse learning needs, not to mention evaluations and dealing with school administration? How can you remain enthusiastic, happy and well-balanced when overwhelmed by these responsibilities? This session is a smorgasbord of practical tips and ideas for dealing with these challenges and creating a productive learning environment. Come laugh, decompress and learn some self-care. These tried and true, evidence based, tips will give you hope and make your job easier.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Bateman

Danny Bateman

resiliency and happiness principles
Dan Bateman is an Instructor and University Facilitator at Concordia University in the Faculty of Education. He has delivered over 200 professional development sessions for teachers throughout Alberta. These workshops focus on practical strategies for creating productive learning... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Summarization Techniques for any Subject
Ask students to summarize and they will volunteer to copy pages out of the dictionary or take out the trash instead. In the 21st century, however, students not only have to know facts—they must be skilled information managers as well. They must get the main idea as well as the supportive details, the principle argument as well as its evidence. Marzano (2011) and others have identified summarization as one of the nine most effective teaching strategies of all time. One of the greatest gifts we can teach students then, is how to distill salient information, no matter what subject we teach or how it’s presented. Summarization is one of very few strategies that ensure long term retention of student learning.  This workshop presents dozens of updated, practical, and innovative (and for some, tech-infused!) summarization techniques for all subject areas, even those not typically associated with language arts. It makes the case for summarizing in every lesson, not just those lessons in which we finish a few minutes early. Material for this session is based on the presenter's internationally best-selling book, ASCD's Summarization in Any Subject: 60 Innovative, Tech-Infused Strategies for Deeper Student Learning (2019). Don't miss it!

Speakers
avatar for Rick Wormeli

Rick Wormeli

Education Consultant, author/speaker
One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which include 39 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

S’engager à les engager - Maths 1e à 6e
Pour enseignants de 4e à 6e année - L’engagement des élèves en maths dépend de plusieurs facteurs. Et ces facteurs ont un impact variable sur les élèves. Nous discuterons de ces facteurs afin de mieux contrôler leurs effets sur l’élève et la classe. Nous visiterons également quelques approches et activités qui ont le potentiel de stimuler l’intérêt et l’engagement de vos élèves. Des ressources seront mises à la disposition des participants.

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques. Elle crée et offre des formations en français partout en Alberta et au-delà et ce, depuis plus d’une décennie. Son approche pratico-pratique en situation d’atelier et ses grandes connaissances en mathématiques font d’elle... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teach Skills and Break Habits: Growth Mindsets for Better Behavior in the Classroom
How do we create long‑term change for students with chronic behavior problems?  In this session attendees will discuss the downfall of common behavior tracking systems, as well as why time-out, clip systems, behavior folders, and office referrals often work against our long-term goals. Participants will leave the session with ideas for both targeting and teaching skills based on students’ unique gifts and challenges.

The following resources from Dan can be found at Audrey’s Books:
  • Teach Skills and Break Habits (PK-5 grade PD book)
  • Yummy, Yummy in My Tummy (PK-1 children’s book)
To order the either book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/

Speakers
avatar for Dan St. Romain

Dan St. Romain

Educational Consultant, author/speaker
Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children at all developmental levels. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline, understanding... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Greatest (Slides) Show
This session will explore the immense versatility of Google Slides and how this app can provide opportunities for collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking with students. Google Slides is so much more than a presentation application. It can provide a versatile canvas for students to interact with content and demonstrate their learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Glitter Gals Edu

Glitter Gals Edu

Google Certified Trainers
Tonja Parkin and Cassandra Gartung are the sparkling duo that make up @GlitterGalsEdu. As Google Certified Trainers, Smarter Balanced Independent Contractors, International Conference Presenters, and Curriculum Coaches we believe that fun and engaging PD empowers educators to positively... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Top 12 Elements for New Teachers
Now more than ever we need good teachers working with the next generation of students - the wonderful innovators, workers, leaders, moms, and dads of tomorrow. It can be challenging, however, to enter our profession, teach diverse students effectively, and identify the specific areas in our professional conduct and development that provide the most meaning and utility in our first years as educators.  Join us for a seasoned veteran’s take on the top 12 most compelling elements that serve that pursuit well, including specific strategies and resources with which to dive into professional practices. We’re lucky to have you with us; we want to provide everything you need to make it a long and satisfying career for you and a successful learning experience for your students.    

Speakers
avatar for Rick Wormeli

Rick Wormeli

Education Consultant, author/speaker
One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which include 39 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

SEL as a Tool to Improve Behavior and Classroom Behavior
This workshop focuses on the 5 Competencies of SEL work. Participants will work on the 5 Competencies of SEL teaching, the benefits of SEL teaching, connecting the 5 competencies to standards, using the connections to develop a yearlong assessment plan, and will set up action steps for using the data from assessments to best differentiate the SEL needs of each student. Seeing the impact of intentional SEL work in the classroom is paramount in meeting the needs of our students.

Speakers
avatar for Tal Thompson

Tal Thompson

Educator / Consultant / Author, Teamwork/ SEL, Differentiation
At 6’8”, Tall Tal is a middle school teacher in Charlottesville, VA and has taught for 21 years. Tal’s classroom is routinely recognized as extremely engaging which has lead to several awards over his career. Tal was an America’s Top Teacher Finalist on Live with Kelly and... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Nature as Our Teacher: A Spirit Lifting Adventure
Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling uptight? Feeling like the world is coming apart? Get out. That's right. Get out and go for a walk, in nature. It's time for a good hit of vitamin "N". The restorative powers of nature simply cannot be underestimated and can teach us so much. But we need to listen and learn. This is a celebration of the wild places that still exist on our beautiful planet, and is designed to inspire and enthuse, offering hope for a better tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Keating

Brian Keating

Great Big Nature
Brian's previous job at the Calgary Zoo was to raise money and then to spend it on environmental projects around the world. He's also a former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the U of C. Presently, Brian is the Zoo’s Honorary Conservation Advisor to their outreach... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Supervising Parent-Led Home Education Programs Within Your School Division
This session will outline the rights and responsibilities of parents, teachers and school boards when partnered together in a Home Education Program regulated by Alberta Education.
Topics will include:
  • Useful Terminology
  • The Notification Process
  • The Home Education Plan
  • The SOLO or APS Outcomes
  • The Funding Regulations
  • The Two Assessment Visits
  • Home Education Styles and Philosophies
  • Unique Characteristics of Tutorial Learning in the Home that is Different from the Classroom

Speakers
avatar for Judy L Arnall

Judy L Arnall

Author and Speaker, Supervising Parent-Led Home Education programs
Judy Arnall, DTM, BA, CCFE, is a certified child development specialist, keynote speaker, and master of non-punitive parenting and education practices. She is the bestselling author of 5 print books translated into 5 languages. She currently teaches parenting at the University of... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Physical Activity for All Students for Free!
Join provincial leaders in supporting active, healthy school communities - the Be Fit for Life Network and Ever Active Schools - for a fast-paced session with a ton of physical activities you can use with your classes right away. This session will feature cross-curricular connections through activity and movement all supported by free resources.

Speakers
avatar for Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools

Supporting Healthy School Communities
Ever Active Schools is a registered national charity designed to create and support healthy school communities. We engage and support schools through a Comprehensive School Health framework, which addresses health and education goals to improve the social outcomes of children and... Read More →
avatar for Be Fit for Life Network

Be Fit for Life Network

BE FIT FOR LIFE NETWORK
The Be Fit For Life Network is a provincial initiative comprised of 9 regional centres, located in Colleges and Universities across Alberta. The Network works together, alongside many partners to inspire, educate and support Albertans to lead healthy, physically active lifestyles... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Be There or Be Square: For the Love of Improv-Even When it's Online
This one hour session will highlight the use of the online platform for your improv class or team. How to utilize that tiny Google Window for joy and actually engaging in the technical failures that can occur online-isn't improv all about celebrating those failures anyway? Warm ups and games will be explored with some student improvisers who have embraced this platform. "Life is short, Do Improv".

Speakers
avatar for Linette J. Smith

Linette J. Smith

For The Love of Improv - Even Online, Strathcona High School DH
Linette J. Smith is a theatre/improv teacher at Strathcona High school and artistic director for the Scona Alumni Theatre Co. Smith is a freelance director/choreographer in Edmonton where she can be found as a part of The Vanguard Theatre Collective and choreographer for the Cappies... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

I Can Do It Myself: Encouraging Independence in our Youngest Learners
“I can’t!” “I don’t know how!” “You have to do it!” Tired of hearing these phrases from your students?. Teach them how to solve their own problems—rather than rely on you—and help them positively shape their behavior in the process. In this session, participants will discuss why independence is needed, how best to develop it, and ways to encourage parents in the home setting to do the same.

The following resources from Dan can be found at Audrey’s Books:
  • Teach Skills and Break Habits (PK-5 grade PD book)
  • Yummy, Yummy in My Tummy (PK-1 children’s book)
To order the either book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/

Speakers
avatar for Dan St. Romain

Dan St. Romain

Educational Consultant, author/speaker
Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children at all developmental levels. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline, understanding... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Top Five Tips for Our New Virtual Educational Reality in the Early Childhood Classroom
In the early childhood class the struggle is real. As one teacher put it, “I’m just trying to keep my head above water.” Trying to balance the needs of young children with the realities and restrictions of the Covid health crisis has teachers “swimming” in multiple directions at once. In this fast-paced session participants will discuss five tips for navigating the turbulent waters of teaching during the pandemic.

The following resources from Dan can be found at Audrey’s Books:
  • Teach Skills and Break Habits (PK-5 grade PD book)
  • Yummy, Yummy in My Tummy (PK-1 children’s book)
To order the either book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/

Speakers
avatar for Dan St. Romain

Dan St. Romain

Educational Consultant, author/speaker
Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children at all developmental levels. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline, understanding... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Oh the Math That They'll Know! Kindergarten Math Games
A workshop just for Pre K - K and early Grade 1 teachers - games will be taught to work on the following concepts: counting, number sense, comparing numbers, building readiness for operations, doubles, make 5, make 10, numbers to 20, then 100. Participants will learn how to create differentiated and engaging math centers, start journals. Also good for ESL and special ed primary teachers. Come prepared to play!

Speakers
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

/math, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Celebrating Diversity in French Immersion; New Canadians, Francophones, Bilinguals, Plurilinguals
French Immersion is a second language program of choice geared towards non-native speakers of the French language and culture. Today's demographic of learners has significantly diversified since its conception. The program no longer attracts families wishing additive bilingualism for their children, it now encompasses the inclusion of a plurality of families who value French education. These communities include New Canadians, Francophones, Bilinguals, and Plurilinguals.

Speakers
avatar for Gwendolyn Shone

Gwendolyn Shone

Conseillère en curriculum, Celebrating Diversity in French Immersion
Gwendolyn Shone is an Edmontonian, Alberta-born educator. Her diverse family includes two sisters from the 60s Scoop. She has studied at Campus Saint-Jean. She has worked for Conseil Scolaire Centre Nord and Edmonton Public Schools. She has spent most of her career in French Immersion... Read More →
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Jessica Schultchen

Celebrating Diversity in French Immersion



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Immersion française au Canada - soutien aux familles non francophones
Venez découvrir le rôle important que les parents jouent dans la réussite de leur enfant. Ce webinaire destiné aux enseignants est conçu pour clarifier et partager avec les parents l'importance de la poursuite de l'immersion française par leur enfant, comment ils peuvent encourager et motiver leur enfant à la maison, ainsi que pour souligner le rôle clé qu'ils jouent dans la réussite de leur enfant.

Speakers
avatar for Marylou Gammans

Marylou Gammans

French Sessions
Marylou Gammans est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en beaux-arts de l'Université Concordia de Montréal et d'un baccalauréat en éducation de l'Université de Calgary. Elle enseigne l'alphabétisation par le théâtre depuis plus de 25 ans. Enseignante accréditée en Alberta depuis... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Talking to Learn: How Talk Creates an Inclusive and Affirming Classroom
For students adding English to their linguistic repertoires, participating in structured conversations provides opportunities to learn and practice using an increasing range of registers, build learner identity, and create community. This session will discuss some of the research behind oral language development and offer easy to implement strategies for all grades, content areas, and proficiency levels.

Speakers
SD

Stephanie Dodyk

Inclusive and affirming classrooms
Stephanie Dodyk is a Second Languages Consultant with over 15 years experience in teaching and resource roles. Specializing in teaching English as an additional language, Stephanie continually reflects on her journey of identity development and language learning while growing up as... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Bougez, observez, parlez ! Des stratégies théâtrales pour encourager le langage parlé.
Lors de cette formation, les participants exploreront les stratégies théâtrales qui favorisent la communication orale et l'appréciation de multiples perspectives. Ils découvriront comment utiliser ces stratégies individuellement, ou comment les associer à un livre d’images ou à un roman pour une compréhension authentique et approfondie. Cet atelier présentera une collection d’activités collaboratives et amusantes, basées sur le mouvement qui promeut la communication orale.

Speakers
avatar for Marylou Gammans

Marylou Gammans

French Sessions
Marylou Gammans est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en beaux-arts de l'Université Concordia de Montréal et d'un baccalauréat en éducation de l'Université de Calgary. Elle enseigne l'alphabétisation par le théâtre depuis plus de 25 ans. Enseignante accréditée en Alberta depuis... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Anxious Kids - Anxious Teachers
Stressed out? Feeling anxious? More and more students are too. In this session, Dan discusses why student stress levels are rising, how anxiety is manifested, and what to do to best support your students dealing with it. Leave knowing how to take the first step...breathe!

The following resources from Dan can be found at Audrey’s Books:
  • Teach Skills and Break Habits (PK-5 grade PD book)
  • Yummy, Yummy in My Tummy (PK-1 children’s book)
To order the either book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/

Speakers
avatar for Dan St. Romain

Dan St. Romain

Educational Consultant, author/speaker
Dan St. Romain is a national independent educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators and parents working with children at all developmental levels. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on discipline, understanding... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Boost Your Productivity & Life Satisfaction with the Weekly Sunday Review
In all her years of coaching clients for wildly successful lives and her own personal lifelong quest for organization, productivity and personal fulfillment, Self-Care Expert, Christina Marlett, has never found a better tool than the Sacred Success Sunday Review. When you attend this session, you’ll be guided through her proprietary weekly review process (even though it won’t be Sunday) so that you’ll have the template to implement it week after week.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Marlett

Christina Marlett

Owner, Courageous Self-Care
As the creator of Courageous Self-Care, Christina is passionate about helping stressed out teachers learn to lead their students, families and themselves from a place of wholeness, overflowing energy and deep self-respect. She excels at helping overwhelmed leaders revitalize their... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Coping During Covid, Naturally!
Are you and your students getting enough Vitamin "N"? Science is finally starting to catch up with what Indigenous people, poets, sages and mystics intuitively knew. Nature heals, naturally. Join Susanne for a science backed interactive session to learn how to immediately put into practice natural healing practices with nature that will benefit physical, mental and emotional wellness.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Heaton

Susanne Heaton

Owner, Coping with Covid and Dealing With Grief
For over 11 years, I worked in the corporate world doing team building, public speaking, negotiating, marketing and sales. I took a total leap of faith after some wake-up calls and left the corporate world to start my own company, Motivated by Nature. I am a huge advocate for the... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) In Our Everyday Lives
From humanity’s dawn, communication helped the human race evolve. Unfortunately, instead of open and honest communication, the focus of the modern humans has been fighting for power and control that led to global conflict, racism, xenophobia and bigotry. Using examples from her professional and personal life, Maria will provide tools that will change the theoretical and scientific nature of EQ into practical tools.

Speakers
MD

Maria Dumitrescu

Emotional and cultural intelligence



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Foundations of Investing, Retirement Has Changed: What's Your Next Move?
Foundations of Investing is a 25-minute educational program for people who want an overview of investing, including key terms and types of investments, covers the basic features of bonds, stocks and packaged investments, and the importance of asset allocation. Retirement Has Changed. What’s Your Next Move? is a 30-minute educational seminar that shows investors five to 15 years from retirement how to take inventory of current assets and determine how much money they may need during retirement.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Tse

Steve Tse

Foundations of Investing, Edward Jones Financial Advisor
Steve is an Edward Jones financial advisor, he believes it is important to invest his time into understanding what individual clients are working toward before they invest their money. Whether their goals include preparing for or living in retirement, planning for the unexpected or... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Get Out of the Ick - Quick!
Based on her career as a teacher followed by 20 years developing and training practitioners in Belief Re-patterning®, the personal development technique grounded in learning theory that she pioneered, the focus of this session is to explore practical and easy tips and techniques for you to:
• develop positive self-talk habits
• model positive self-talk for your students
• integrate mindfulness into your day to day activities and lessons, and
• model positive behaviours

Speakers
avatar for Suze Casey

Suze Casey

Developer, Belief Re-patterning, positive self-talk, mindfulness
Suze Casey is a best-selling Hay House author, teacher, facilitator, speaker, radio show host, entrepreneur and developer of the personal development technique called Belief Re-patterning®, outlined in her book Belief Re-patterning: The Amazing Technique for “Flipping the Switch... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

How Podcasting Became My PD
In the middle of the covid19 pandemic, a friend/colleague of mine started a podcast where we discussed aspects of being a teacher and spoke with guests. This has become a driving force in the reflection and direction of my practice. We have had the opportunity to discuss the things that are relevant to us as well as have conversations with all sorts of people in our industry who share the passion for what they do. It has been a journey of learning and discovery! I’d love to share it with you!

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Poulsen

Christopher Poulsen

How Podcasting Became my PD/Narrative Theology
Ata #48


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

How to be Happy
Research shows that happiness will increase productivity and drive engagement. Happiness is a skill which can be learned and taught to others. This session will teach the principles of happiness which illuminate helpful strategies for promoting wellness and student engagement. Come laugh, decompress and learn some self-care. These tried and true, evidence-based practices will help you create a positive, happy and productive classroom. This session applies to all teachers at all grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Bateman

Danny Bateman

resiliency and happiness principles
Dan Bateman is an Instructor and University Facilitator at Concordia University in the Faculty of Education. He has delivered over 200 professional development sessions for teachers throughout Alberta. These workshops focus on practical strategies for creating productive learning... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

How to Get Happy For No Reason
You just had a day that was unbelievably challenging. It seemed like there was one thing after another, and normally, that would have your stress levels sky-rocketing, but for some reason, you feel deeply happy and nothing phased you. What was the reason? You learned how to become Happy For No Reason and you’ve been practicing simple happiness habits that support your well-being, no matter what life throws at you. Good session choice!

Speakers
avatar for Christina Marlett

Christina Marlett

Owner, Courageous Self-Care
As the creator of Courageous Self-Care, Christina is passionate about helping stressed out teachers learn to lead their students, families and themselves from a place of wholeness, overflowing energy and deep self-respect. She excels at helping overwhelmed leaders revitalize their... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

How to Get More Energy (Without Caffeine!)
Ever wish you had more energy… maybe around 1:00pm when your body's crying out for its caffeine fix or at 7:00pm when all you want is a nice comfy couch and a mindless show? What if you learned how to create your own energy instead of riding the highs and lows that dictate your life and keep you stuck? Attend this session to learn how to transform your life with the Energy Codes. You’ll learn how to activate untapped energy and neurocircuitry in your body so that your energy overflows all day.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Marlett

Christina Marlett

Owner, Courageous Self-Care
As the creator of Courageous Self-Care, Christina is passionate about helping stressed out teachers learn to lead their students, families and themselves from a place of wholeness, overflowing energy and deep self-respect. She excels at helping overwhelmed leaders revitalize their... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Kids These Days: ReConnecting all the Disconnections
Before Covid, disconnection was a concern for those kids you lead, love, and teach. Now, in the middle of an on-going pandemic, disconnection has become the epidemic. Kids These Days have never been more in need of (or ready for) a place to land so they can do all the things they were born to do: teach, lead, and love the next generation. We can't tell them, we have to be ready to show them how to do this well. And the answer has always been, and will always be, in creating an epidemic of reconnection. 

To order the book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/ 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jody Carrington

Dr. Jody Carrington

author/speaker/psychologist
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Jody Carrington has assessed, treated, educated and empowered some of our most vulnerable and precious souls on the planet. She is a child psychologist by trade, but Jody rarely treats kids. The answer lies, she believes, in the people who hold them. Especially... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Looking Ahead - By Retired Teachers, for Retired Teachers
This presentation is designed for those who are considering retirement within five years, or who are almost 65 years old.The realities of retirement are shared by a retiree, along with considerations for a life that is not governed by the bell.

Speakers
GS

Gary Sawatzky

Looking Ahead into Retirement



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Mindful Practice Cohort
Edmonton Public Schools established a Mindful Practice Cohort in 2019 which helps to facilitate a rich environment for the exchange and synthesis of ideas surrounding co-regulation, self-regulation and other mindful practices. This session will include a short presentation, followed by small group discussions and an opportunity for participants to take part in a guided relaxation exercise.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Hertlein

Kim Hertlein

Consultant, Mindful Practice Cohort
Kim is in her third year as a consultant for Edmonton Public Schools in Specialized Learning Supports: Diversity Education & Comprehensive School Health. As a former university athlete, high school teacher and coach, her nineteen year journey as an educator has taken her on many different... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Self-Care for Sanity
Avoid burn-out! This session provides interactive experiences that illuminate the principles of self-compassion and mindfulness, to help teachers truly embrace self-care so they are at their best for their students & families, role-modelling HOW to be in the world, as much as what to do. Teachers learn how to create windows of peace and calm in their day, to be a peaceful influence in their classroom, to keep themselves healthy – mentally, physically and emotionally.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Thrussel

Tina Thrussel

Self-Care for Sanity, Best U Can B Inc
Tina Thrussell has been facilitating impactful, interactive, personal expansion experiences for more than 16 years. Her light-hearted energy and contagious enthusiasm have contributed to her reputation as, "The Feel Good Lady." This deep lover of life has inspired thousands of people... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Stress, Covid, and Strategies for Your Classroom
This session will highlight the research concerned with how certain stress impacts our brain’s ability to function and a student’s ability to succeed in the classroom. Understanding how stress is contributing to a child’s challenging behaviour is essential, especially when we are all faced with the realities of Covid. Written and delivered by an experienced teacher and behaviour consultant, we want to give you the knowledge and strategies you need to support the students who need them the most.

Speakers
avatar for Aynsley Graham

Aynsley Graham

Behaviour Consultant, Strategies for Stress and Vulnerable Children
I am an independent behaviour consultant with over 10 years of front line experience. I have worked in a wide array of settings, including secure facilities, intensive treatment, and classrooms. I hold a Masters Degree in Human Ecology, specializing in Family Ecology and Practice... Read More →
avatar for Justin Lessard

Justin Lessard

Stress, Covid and Strategies for the Classroom
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts and an after Degree in Education I have been working in ECSD schools for the past 6 years. I've had the good fortune of working with children from various socioeconomic backgrounds and learning struggles which prompted me to focus on behavior in... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Stress, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll: Managing Stress & the Work-Life Balance
Stress looks and feels different for everyone, but we all know what it’s like to be overwhelmed, burnt out and ready to throw the stapler! Come learn about your brain on stress, why work-life balance doesn't exist (wait….what??), and how to win at work and life anyway. We will explore the dynamics of mental health and mental illness and how we can support both, helping us all to understand ourselves and each other a bit better. Information, humor and some practical and strategic “life-hacks” make this session a must-see!

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Haubrich

Ariel Haubrich

Consultant/ Trainer/ Private Practitioner, Mental Wellness
Ariel Haubrich works in school & community mental health as a counsellor and program manager, and also as a consultant, presenter and private practitioner with government, businesses, teams and individuals working toward personal and organizational development. She is a Certified... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teachers These Days: The Most Important Job on the Planet
Covid 19 has left in its wake (so far) a disconnected, exhausted epidemic of educators who have spent the last year on the front lines, trying to walk our babies and our communities through one of the hardest seasons we may face in this lifetime. Emotions are high, resources are low. Our biggest focus must be on those of you who hold our babies. The literacy and the numeracy is the least of our worries. If you're not okay, now, more than ever, our babes won't be okay either. You are the key.

To order the book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/ 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jody Carrington

Dr. Jody Carrington

author/speaker/psychologist
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Jody Carrington has assessed, treated, educated and empowered some of our most vulnerable and precious souls on the planet. She is a child psychologist by trade, but Jody rarely treats kids. The answer lies, she believes, in the people who hold them. Especially... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Core Ingredients: Exploring the role of nutrition in schools
From class to lunch time to school celebrations, join us as we look at nutrition
from a student perspective. We will explore scenarios that highlight how healthy eating can be
weaved throughout the day. You’ll get the chance to see the school from a student’s frame of
mind and learn what role you can play in supporting school nutrition. Let’s talk about
Comprehensive School Health in action!

Speakers
avatar for Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services

Health Promotion Coordinator, Nutrition in Schools
The AHS School Health & Wellness Promotion team partners with internal and external stakeholders to plan effective and coordinated provincial initiatives that improve the health of Albertans aged 6 to 18 years. The team uses the Comprehensive School Health framework in creating and... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Lowdown on the Health Benefits of Canola and Pulses
Calling all elementary Social, Health, and Science Teachers! Do you have what it takes to explain the new Canadian Food Guide, sustainability, and environmental stewardship to your kiddos? When was the last time you considered including canola and pulses in your plans to explain Alberta’s geography and varying vegetative regions? Do you struggle attempting to convince kids pulses really are good for them and how to work them into their healthy diet? Come to our interactive session to learn more!

Supplementary Resources:

 



Speakers
avatar for Debra McLennan

Debra McLennan

Registered Dietitian, Health Benefits of Canola and Pulses
Debra McLennan is a Registered Dietitian with over 20 years experience in health care, education and industry. Debra now brings her passion for food and nutrition to her role as Food & Nutrition Coordinator with Alberta Pulse Growers where she enthusiastically encourages everyone... Read More →
avatar for Tara Baycroft

Tara Baycroft

Agriculture and School Coordinator, Alberta Canola
Tara Baycroft is the Agriculture and Education Coordinator for Alberta Canola. She is newer to her role but not new to teaching. She has taught various CTS Foods classes and has a Science background and grew up in a rural setting. She has a major in Biological Studies and minor in... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Resilience is an Action Word
What practical ways can we respond to life’s adversity that goes beyond the classic cliché’s of “focus on the positive." These basic principals may be well-intended, but they fail to provide us with practical strategies that are crucial in turning a victim into an achiever and a follower into a leader. Understanding how emotions are made in the brain is the first step in learning feasible strategies we can use to change negative thinking habits that lead to emotional distress such as depression.

Speakers
avatar for Levi Stanford

Levi Stanford

Resilience is an Action Word, Levi Stanford
Levi Stanford was involved in an accident only five days after being married to his beautiful wife which not only led to the amputation of his left hand but also left him fighting for his life. Waking up from an induced coma, Levi was filled with immense gratitude for having a second... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Beauty of Coping (Div 1 & 2)
This Beauty of Coping workshop will dive into the ACCEPTS model of coping. We will explore a variety of strategies that can support the development of healthy coping within a variety of different settings, situations, and populations. Come join the Beauty of Coping Workshop for an opportunity to expand our own and our students’ coping toolbox, overall mental wellness, and start building the road towards resiliency. 

Speakers
avatar for Sheldon Franken

Sheldon Franken

Director / Facilitator, Inquiry Adventures
Sheldon Franken has a B.Ed and M.A. in counselling psychology. He is a school counsellor for the Vancouver School Board and the workshop facilitator and owner of Inquiry Adventures. Sheldon has presented workshops and keynotes on various active and experiential social-emotional learning... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Beauty of Coping (Div 3 & 4)
This Beauty of Coping workshop will dive into the ACCEPTS model of coping. We will explore a variety of strategies that can support the development of healthy coping within a variety of different settings, situations, and populations. Come join the Beauty of Coping Workshop for an opportunity to expand our own and our students’ coping toolbox, overall mental wellness, and start building the road towards resiliency. This workshop will be focused on those working with Div. 3 & 4 students.

Speakers
avatar for Sheldon Franken

Sheldon Franken

Director / Facilitator, Inquiry Adventures
Sheldon Franken has a B.Ed and M.A. in counselling psychology. He is a school counsellor for the Vancouver School Board and the workshop facilitator and owner of Inquiry Adventures. Sheldon has presented workshops and keynotes on various active and experiential social-emotional learning... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Dealing with Grief, Naturally
Did you know that grief does not just apply to the death of a loved one? The definition of grief is the emotion we feel or experience when someone (friend, family, co-worker, pet) or something (job, marriage, worker) we are attached to is no longer as it was (death, caregiving, loss of income). Covid has caused grief for so many. Come learn the stages of grief and some natural coping mechanisms.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Heaton

Susanne Heaton

Owner, Coping with Covid and Dealing With Grief
For over 11 years, I worked in the corporate world doing team building, public speaking, negotiating, marketing and sales. I took a total leap of faith after some wake-up calls and left the corporate world to start my own company, Motivated by Nature. I am a huge advocate for the... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

That Big Bad World - Helping Kids Thrive in Anxious Times
Anxiety disorders among children are on the rise. More medications are being prescribed, new disorders such as “school refusal” are appearing, and even among children not diagnosed with a disorder, children are appearing increasingly daunted by the task of taking on the world around them. Changes in the way children in the West play and learn are a part of this as children have less opportunity to creatively explore and practice in the world, free from adult involvement and protection. This workshop takes a health perspective in which childhood anxiety is understood as a necessary building block of adaptation, and an essential gateway to a child’s creative engagement with the world. A perspective is provided that helps slowly shift the burden of responsibility on to children as they grow—something that helps them take on anxiety adaptively, at the same time as they experience the sense of mastery and competence such growth generates.  

To order the book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alex Russell

Dr. Alex Russell

speaker/author/clinical psychologist
Dr. Alex Russell is a clinical psychologist who lives and works in Toronto. He provides assessments and psychotherapy to children and adults, in addition to consulting with schools, teachers, and psychologists. The heart of his message is that children learn through the experience... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Best Daily Self-Care Practices for Increased Vitality, Overflowing Energy and Sky-High Immunity
If you’re like most crazy-busy educators, when it comes to finding time for self-care, you cross your fingers and hope that cramming it all into summer holidays is enough. Newsflash: that’s not going to work out. Uncross your fingers, and come to this session with Self-Care expert Christina Marlett, where you’ll learn 3 simple but effective self-care practices that have the highest impact on your health, energy and immunity.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Marlett

Christina Marlett

Owner, Courageous Self-Care
As the creator of Courageous Self-Care, Christina is passionate about helping stressed out teachers learn to lead their students, families and themselves from a place of wholeness, overflowing energy and deep self-respect. She excels at helping overwhelmed leaders revitalize their... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Unsocial Media: Virtual World Causing Real World Anxiety
National award-winning mental health advocate, author and social media expert Wade Sorochan provides a revealing look at how social media is affecting youth mental health. Social media is one of the biggest threats to mental health today. Wade provides the latest information, along with expert tips on how to open up a discussion with young people in order to help identify the addiction and learn to balance the virtual-world with the real-world before it becomes a serious mental health issue.

Speakers
avatar for Wade Sorochan

Wade Sorochan

Unsocial Media, Wade Sorochan Communications
Wade Sorochan is an accomplished broadcaster and national award-winning speaker, author and mental health advocate. Nicknamed "The Tone Arm" Wade became the first broadcaster in history to spontaneously use song clips to enhance a radio talk show. He is recognized as a talk show pioneer... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Racism & Being an Effective Ally
Jesse Lipscombe helps individuals and organizations understand the history of systemic racism, and the challenges BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) individuals face daily. Through his powerful storytelling, he will take your audience on a journey of change. Jesse will offer useful and applicable steps to take action and become a better ally.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Lipscombe

Jesse Lipscombe

actor/speaker/activist
 Jesse Lipscombe is an actor, former athlete, activist and entrepreneur. The Alberta native began his career as an actor at age 14 in the film, Children of the Dust, starring legendary actor, Sidney Poitier. At 18, Jesse accepted a full athletic scholarship to the prestigious Morehouse... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

A Legacy of Caring, Compassion and Character: Why We Must Tell the Story of the Holocaust
Dr. Eva Olsson uses the Holocaust and her experiences in it as a springboard to discuss the power of hate and the need to stop it wherever it occurs. She focuses on bullying in society, and the importance of not being a bystander when bad things are happening.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Eva Olsson

Dr. Eva Olsson

Holocaust Survivor, Author, Public Speaker
Since 1996 Eva has been speaking about her life in over 4000 schools, churches, meeting halls, conferences, colleges and universities, and over one-and-a-half million individuals throughout Canada. Eva received an Honorary Doctorate from Nipissing University in North Bay Ontario in... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

A Snapshot of GSAs, Participation, and Wellness in Edmonton Public and Catholic High Schools
In this session, we will present preliminary findings of a study from the University of Alberta and MacEwan University on Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs, and the well-being of students in high school. The research includes survey responses from students in grades 7-12 from schools in both Edmonton Public and Catholic Schools. Our findings reveal students’ experiences of school and family relationships, bullying, self-expression, self-determination, and involvement with their school’s GSA.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Alston

Lauren Alston

snapshot of GSA's in EPSB and ECS
Lauren is a Ph.D. Student in the Psychological Studies in Education (PSE) program within the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. Lauren previously worked as the Provincial Gender and Sexual Orientation Alliance (GSA) Coordinator, a position where she... Read More →
MD

Maria Di Stasio

A Snapshot of GAS's in EPSB and ECS, MacEwan University
Maria Di Stasio is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Services and Early Learning in the Faculty of Health and Community Studies at MacEwan University. Maria is also an Adjunct Colleague at the University of Alberta and the Principal Investigator on a research study... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Anti-Bias Language In and Out of the Classroom
Ally is a verb. Whether you are wanting to educate yourself more about your own biases, or learn how to have fewer of them in your classroom, awareness is the first step, then you need to act on what you learn. The focus will be microaggressions heard by members of the LGBTQ2S+ community (students and staff) and the ways to avoid or redirect so that the desired intention comes across instead. By the end, participants will be better able to have challenging conversations about bias.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Molloy

Andi Molloy

Co-Chair, ECTL
Andi is the Fine Arts Academy Director at a Junior High Academy in Edmonton. Andi has the distinct pleasure of teaching their dream this year of drama, art, and English language arts for grades 7-9. Andi is currently a co-chair of the Edmonton Catholic Teacher’s Local 54 GSA, and... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Belonging: Supporting Our LGBTQ2S+ Students, Staff and Families
Join this session as a newbie to learn about sexual and gender diversity, or as a pro to further connect and share. Together we will inform on identity, assumptions, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. This is supportive to those who come out and those who don't, and encourages inclusive language and actions every single day!

Speakers
avatar for Tiff Pino

Tiff Pino

Supporting LGBTQ2S Students, Staff, Families
Tiff has been working as a teacher within Edmonton Catholic Schools since 2004. She has been an advocate and activist for the rights of others since she was very young and now she taken on the task of educating others about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, 2-Spirit... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Best Practices in Teaching Students with Autism
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to meeting the needs of all our students with Autism. This session covers some of the most recent research on teaching students on the Spectrum.

Speakers
KH

Keith Hall

Autism/Intellectual Humility
Keith Hall has been teaching in various special settings for eight years. He began his work in the States teaching at risk students with learning disabilities, and upon arriving to Calgary taught students with complex needs at Christine Meikle School for five years. He now teaches... Read More →


PBIS pdf
NSP2 pdf

Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Building Resiliency
Come laugh and learn some coping strategies that will bring some peace and joy to your busy, stressful life. A century of research tells us that there are four experiences that create a strong human being: competence, power, significance, and virtue. Learn how to foster these experiences for yourself and your students. Discover specific strategies, skills and attitudes that build resiliency at all ages. Learn how to transform challenges into growth and find motivation and meaning.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Bateman

Danny Bateman

resiliency and happiness principles
Dan Bateman is an Instructor and University Facilitator at Concordia University in the Faculty of Education. He has delivered over 200 professional development sessions for teachers throughout Alberta. These workshops focus on practical strategies for creating productive learning... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Building Strong Relationships and Community Through Restorative Practice
Restorative practice is an emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within schools and communities. Restorative practice is grounded in a way of thinking and being. This session will explore how implementing a restorative practice framework in your classroom and school can strengthen relationships with and among students, build social capital and repair harm as a way of building community. Appropriate for all grades.

Speakers
CG

Caroline Gosling

Restorative Practice
Caroline recently retired after 35 years as an educator. During that time she taught at elementary, junior and senior high, was a behaviour consultant, a principal at four different schools and spent time working for both Alberta Children's Services and Alberta Education with a focus... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Differentiated Assessment for English Language Learners
Targeted scaffolding of activities and assessments provides ELLs access to content and the opportunity to demonstrate ability. Teachers will leave this interactive session with practical strategies for differentiating assessment.

Zip folder with ELD Online Unit Activities

Speakers
LS

Lisa Smith

Conference Director, English as a Second Language Council
Lisa Smith works as an ELL Consultant with Calgary Catholic School Division. In her role, she works to support school communities in providing safe, welcoming environments which offer meaningful classroom instruction to English Language Learners. She believes that the instructional... Read More →
avatar for Stasi Itterman

Stasi Itterman

ELL Consultant, English Language Learners
Stasi Itterman is an ELL Consultant with the Calgary Catholic School Division.  Her teaching experience includes supporting diverse learners in elementary and junior high environments.  Stasi taught English language development within her district, ESL abroad, and students with... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Differentiated Instruction at School and Virtually
Finding effective ways to truly differentiate instruction comes with many challenges. This workshop will tackle that challenge in ways that can be used from a distance-learning standpoint as well as in the classroom. Participants will gain unique methods for effective planning, a variety of content delivery strategies, and powerful feedback practices. This is a session that will definitely impact every teacher's differentiated distance learning plan going forward!

Speakers
avatar for Tal Thompson

Tal Thompson

Educator / Consultant / Author, Teamwork/ SEL, Differentiation
At 6’8”, Tall Tal is a middle school teacher in Charlottesville, VA and has taught for 21 years. Tal’s classroom is routinely recognized as extremely engaging which has lead to several awards over his career. Tal was an America’s Top Teacher Finalist on Live with Kelly and... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

English Only Please: Leveraging Home Language in the Classroom
Multilingualism is an asset and a resource that can be leveraged in the classroom. Learning how to make space for students’ multilingual language practices will promote student identity, self-worth, and academic success in the classroom. This session will look at the benefits of planning for the intentional use of students’ home language in the content areas. We will provide an interactive approach to adapting strategies that incorporate home language and culture in targeted content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Luisa Zimich

Luisa Zimich

ELL Consultant, Calgary Catholic School Division
Luisa Zimich is currently an English Language Learning consultant with Calgary Catholic School District. Luisa has taught secondary ESL, FSL, French Immersion and Spanish in BC, Yukon and Alberta. She finds second language learning and working with newcomers to Canada fascinating... Read More →
avatar for Paulina Nowak

Paulina Nowak

Leveraging Home Language in the Classroom/ ELL Online
Paulina Nowak is currently an English Language Learning consultant with Calgary Catholic School Division. Paulina has taught elementary and junior high for 15 years. As a former ELL student herself, Paulina understands the importance of advocating for ELL students. Paulina is also... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Get Rid of the Textbook and Get Your Students Engaged!
Research has shown that students learning through concepts will learn content more effectively. Come to this session to learn about some of the research behind concept-based instruction and some high-impact teaching practices you can use in your classroom to ditch the textbook and help students of all abilities learn more effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Sénéchal

Megan Sénéchal

French/Student Engagement, EPSB Curriculum Consultant
Dr. Megan Sénéchal is a Curriculum Consultant with Edmonton Public School Board in Edmonton, Alberta. Her research interests revolve around language education, Universal Design for Learning, and change management.



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Healthy Movement in the Classroom
Humans are programmed to move. A young developing brain requires various types of motion to develop
important foundational skills for learning. The sensory systems that respond to movement help to
coordinate the eyes, hands and body for everyday fine motor and gross motor activities. "Healthy"
movement refers to safe and accessible opportunities for motion that help everyone feel organized, alert, fit
and ready to learn.

Speakers
avatar for CDI Spaces

CDI Spaces

Craig Ward, Student Centered Classroom Consultant, CDI SPACES
We provide school furniture and floor plans that are focused on helping students learn in the best way possible. Our team has assisted in creating flexible, dynamic learning spaces for K-12 schools and post secondary campuses across Alberta


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Implementing PRT with Children with Autism
Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) is an evidence-based treatment package for individuals with Autism. PRT utilizes 7 different motivational procedures that can be implemented by various people and in a variety of environments. PRT is founded in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and takes into consideration the natural development of language. PRT can be implemented in classrooms and strategies shared with parents to support students in multiple situations.

Speakers
AF

Angele Fournier

Speech Language Pathologist, Implementing PRT With Children With Autism
Level 5 PRT trained Speech and Language Pathologist who works at the Centre for Autism Services of Alberta. I currently run a 12 week parent group focused on teaching parents how to use PRT to teach their child with Autism early communication skills.



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Indigenous Storytelling: Representation and Truth
Sarain Fox speaks to the power of lifting-up Indigenous stories as a way to educate, authenticate and validate Indigenous knowledge

Speakers
avatar for Sarain Fox

Sarain Fox

Indigenous Storytelling


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Keynote
Focus on improving yourself before you can improve others.



To order the book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/  

Speakers
avatar for Gerry Brooks

Gerry Brooks

Principal/Speaker/Workplace Wellness/Author
Gerry Brooks is principal at an elementary school in Lexington, Kentucky. His educational experience includes six years in the classroom, two years as an intervention specialist, and 12 years as an administrator. He is a passionate public speaker whose focus is on encouraging and... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Regulating Emotions in the Classroom
Emotions can run pretty high for some students and when they are in an emotional state, no learning is taking place. Sometimes our responses can escalate the situation-like throwing gas on a fire. This workshop will teach you a new way to respond, that is simple to remember and easy to implement the day you learn it. Based on the emotion-focused family therapy work of Dr Adele Lafrance (Mental Health Foundations), this approach had been developed specifically for teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Huff

Sue Huff

Regulating Emotions
Sue Huff is a skilled presenter on emotion coaching, a technique to help others safely and quickly process difficult emotions and return to more a responsive and resilient state of mind. She is the former Executive Director for the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta and currently... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Stories from a Self-Paced Classroom
Since implementing self-paced learning techniques, I have witnessed increases in mastery learning, student engagement and ownership of learning. My primary role has turned into serving as a guide and I spend most of my time working one-on-one with students to answer questions and provide feedback. In this session, I will share the lessons I have learned while creating a self-paced learning environment. Please note that this session may be applicable to all Divisions.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Veldkamp

Colin Veldkamp

Gaming Library/ Self-Paced Classroom
Most recently, I have been teaching Computing Science at Harry Ainlay High School.



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teaching English Language Learners Online: An Online Unit Exemplar
Using an online unit created to support English language learners, we will look at how to target all four strands of the ESL Benchmarks using various embedded digital platforms for synchronous and asynchronous instruction and assessment. Participants will receive a copy of the exemplar unit.

Speakers
avatar for Paulina Nowak

Paulina Nowak

Leveraging Home Language in the Classroom/ ELL Online
Paulina Nowak is currently an English Language Learning consultant with Calgary Catholic School Division. Paulina has taught elementary and junior high for 15 years. As a former ELL student herself, Paulina understands the importance of advocating for ELL students. Paulina is also... Read More →
avatar for Stasi Itterman

Stasi Itterman

ELL Consultant, English Language Learners
Stasi Itterman is an ELL Consultant with the Calgary Catholic School Division.  Her teaching experience includes supporting diverse learners in elementary and junior high environments.  Stasi taught English language development within her district, ESL abroad, and students with... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Top Five Strategies to Support English Language Learners
Transform student learning by purposefully focusing on 5 key strategies: visuals, use of home language, targeting vocabulary, multiple points of access, and differentiating output. This session will focus on highlighting these 5 strategies, designed to increase the English language learner’s ability to access curriculum in the classroom and online.

Speakers
avatar for Luisa Zimich

Luisa Zimich

ELL Consultant, Calgary Catholic School Division
Luisa Zimich is currently an English Language Learning consultant with Calgary Catholic School District. Luisa has taught secondary ESL, FSL, French Immersion and Spanish in BC, Yukon and Alberta. She finds second language learning and working with newcomers to Canada fascinating... Read More →
LS

Lisa Smith

Conference Director, English as a Second Language Council
Lisa Smith works as an ELL Consultant with Calgary Catholic School Division. In her role, she works to support school communities in providing safe, welcoming environments which offer meaningful classroom instruction to English Language Learners. She believes that the instructional... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Understanding Gifted/Twice Exceptional Learners
Gifted/Twice exceptional (2e) children, those who are both gifted and challenged with a learning disability and/or behavioural challenge, are one of the most misunderstood and neglected groups in education. Without the right type of support and instruction, these children can struggle socially, emotionally, and academically. This presentation is an introduction to understanding the unique profiles of Gifted/2e students and will provide resources for the inclusive classroom teacher.

Speakers
KD

Kristy Dunn

/Gifted and Twice Exceptional Students, University of Alberta
Kristy Dunn is a doctoral student in Special Education at the University of Alberta. Her research examines the cognitive profiles and academic performance of students who are gifted with twice exceptionalities and literacy interventions for at-risk students. Kristy has over 15 years... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Using Cultural Intelligence in the Classroom
Bringing different cultures and learning styles in the classroom to a common denominator. This is THE question teachers need to answer when teaching a culturally diverse group. In a globalized and multicultural world, teaching to different learning styles is a remarkable effort, yet a rewarding job when done properly. Using her extensive experience, Maria will provide tips on communication strategies across cultures that will enhance your understanding of today’s global village – Planet Earth.

Speakers
MD

Maria Dumitrescu

Emotional and cultural intelligence



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Test Anxiety Protocol
If your students are panicky and dysfunctional when a test is placed on their desk, their brain is likely working properly for a cage wrestling match. Let's learn a 5-step process for reducing excessive test anxiety that starts way before the test. Heads up...it involves fun!

Speakers
VM

Vincent Mireau

Managing Perfectionism/Test Anxiety/Online Play
Vince Mireau is a clinical/educational psychologist working in the greater Whitecourt, Alberta region. His expertise is in creatively meeting the complex needs of children using play and biologically respectful approaches. He started his teaching career with Edmonton Catholic Schools... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teaching for Play When Kids Are Learning At Home
As an educational psychologist devoted to fostering biologically respectful development for children, I am concerned that "play" might take a backseat or stop altogether during COVID. I would like to encourage and more importantly show you how you can teach and invite kids and parents to play if they are stuck at home. Let's try some ideas together.

Speakers
VM

Vincent Mireau

Managing Perfectionism/Test Anxiety/Online Play
Vince Mireau is a clinical/educational psychologist working in the greater Whitecourt, Alberta region. His expertise is in creatively meeting the complex needs of children using play and biologically respectful approaches. He started his teaching career with Edmonton Catholic Schools... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Safe Spaces & Healthy Boundaries
Creating safe spaces for LGBTQ2S+ students and staff and setting healthy boundaries in those spaces can be a challenge. We will discuss best practices to ensure you are creating the most effective safe space you can for LGBTQ2S+ people. Further, we will explore how to ensure you are setting healthy boundaries around that safe space to protect yourself and others. We will disscuss dealing with compassion fatigue, vicarious taruma, and self-care. Come share in the healthy safe space.

Speakers
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Rin Lawrence

Safe Spaces and Healthy Boundaries
Rin (Mandy) Lawrence is the Edmonton Public Teachers Local 37 Queer Straight Alliance Chairperson and Diversity Equity Human Rights committee chairperson. Rin teaches full time in Edmonton Public Schools and has been a part of high school GSAs/QSAs for seven years. Through personal... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teens: When You Get Them, You've Got Them.
Call them Generation Z, iGen or the AppGeneration, many of us have come to know this current adolescent group as one of the most anxious generations to come along. In a lively and engaging session, attendees will have the opportunity to explore adolescent brain development, how teens process information & emotions, and learn about the effect of hormones on adolescent behavior and cognition.  Please direct all follow up questions to consultED@terencehoulihan.org

Speakers
avatar for Terence Houlihan

Terence Houlihan

Speaker, ConsultED Training and Development
Terence Houlihan, M.S. Ed., CRS, a TEDx speaker, has been an educator since 1995, working in high schools and higher education institutions in the metro NYC area. He is currently teaching evening classes for the graduate program in organizational leadership and school counseling at... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Authentically Metis: Moving Digital Stories From Communities to Classrooms
In this session, Metis educators Yvonne Poitras Pratt, Billie-Jo Grant, and Lisa Cruickshank share the ways in which intergenerational digital stories created by the Metis are now being used to teach educators about the unique perspectives of the Metis people in Alberta. As community resources created by Metis people, a select sampling of the digital stories and accompanying teacher guides will be shared showing how we can ensure that Metis stories are told by, with, and for Metis people.

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne Poitras Pratt

Yvonne Poitras Pratt

Authentically Metis: Moving Digital Stories into the Classroom, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
Yvonne Poitras Pratt (Métis) traces her ancestral roots to the Red River, and more recently to Fishing Lake Métis Settlement in northeastern Alberta where both her parents’ families settled in the early 1900’s. Yvonne worked with members of the Fishing Lake community to create... Read More →
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Lisa Cruickshank

Metis history, resources, stories, Rupertsland Institute
Lisa is a proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Lisa has worked in the K-12 system for 19 years in various capacities such as: Elementary Educator, Indigenous Education Consultant, Provincial Curriculum Development, and is now currently the Director for Métis Education and... Read More →
avatar for Billie-Jo Grant

Billie-Jo Grant

Associate Director Métis Education and Lifelong Learning, Rupertsland Institute
Billie-Jo Grant is a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta with over 20 years of classroom experience teaching K-9 students in both the public and Catholic school divisions. She was the recipient of a 2017 Indspire National Award in the role model category for Indigenous education... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Exploring Authentic Métis Resources
This session is designed for participants to explore several authentic recommended resources that help to create teachable moments and provide meaningful learning opportunities. Together we will explore online resources to create meaningful lessons, engaging activities, and develop professional development appropriate for staff and parents.

Speakers
LC

Lisa Cruickshank

Metis history, resources, stories, Rupertsland Institute
Lisa is a proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Lisa has worked in the K-12 system for 19 years in various capacities such as: Elementary Educator, Indigenous Education Consultant, Provincial Curriculum Development, and is now currently the Director for Métis Education and... Read More →
avatar for Billie-Jo Grant

Billie-Jo Grant

Associate Director Métis Education and Lifelong Learning, Rupertsland Institute
Billie-Jo Grant is a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta with over 20 years of classroom experience teaching K-9 students in both the public and Catholic school divisions. She was the recipient of a 2017 Indspire National Award in the role model category for Indigenous education... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Exploring Sustainability Through An Indigenous Lens: Getting Started with Elementary Students
The Alberta Teacher Quality Standard calls on teachers to provide opportunities for all students to develop a knowledge and understanding of, and respect for Indgenous perspectives and ways of knowing. The study of environmental sustainability, which can be linked to the curriculum across all subjects and subject areas, offers a wonderful opportunity to do just this. If this idea sounds interesting to you but also fills you with trepidation, then this workshop is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Tremblay

Marie Tremblay

Senior Education Advisor, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD), it's... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

From The Ashes
Named after his bestselling book, this talk explores Jesse’s riveting personal journey which has captivated endless audiences. He reflects on his story, one that recounts trauma, addiction, and homelessness. Through his remarks, audiences will learn a deeper story of hope and resilience, one that will impact them deeply.


To order the book please contact Audrey's Books in the Exhibit Hall -
https://www.audreys.ca/

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Thistle

Jesse Thistle

author/speaker
Jesse Thistle is a Métis-Cree Ph.D. Candidate in the History program and Assistant Professor at York University, Toronto. Currently, he is working on theories of the intergenerational and historical trauma of the Métis people. Jesse’s work involves reflections on his own previous... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Trauma Informed & Indigenous Ways of Knowing Art Lessons
Angela Hall will share some of her Trauma Informed & Indigenous ways of knowing art lessons that she has developed and used to support students in self expression, understanding self, feeling safe, emotional regulation and more. Tree Meditation & Art, Sacred Nature Meditation & Art, Star Blanket Art Renewal, Rites of Passage Mandala and Body Mapping and Transformation Art will all be explored. Teachers will be able to participate in the Tree Mediation & Art Lesson to understand its significance and effectiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Hall

Angela Hall

Teacher, Edmonton Catholic Schools, Bearclaw Art Gallery
Angela Hall is a Métis Albertan, elementary school teacher, poet, artist and mother. She has completed a variety of graduate level courses including Trauma Recovery, Grief and Loss, Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, Expressive Art Therapy, and Psychotherapy with Kutenai Art Therapy Institute... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

nehiyaw Trauma Informed Practices in Education
We explore the connection of spirit to trauma informed practices within education. The presenters discuss trauma informed work and what it can look like with students in the classroom or leaders in education. This training creates space to explore trauma from an Indigenous lens that will honor Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. The dialogue creates opportunities to learn through stories and build on strategies for educators working with students.

Speakers
avatar for Terri Suntjens

Terri Suntjens

nehiyaw informed trauma practices
Amber Dion and Terri Suntjens are nehiyaw iskwew (Cree women) who are trained Social Workers and have years of experience working within First Nation communities in various capacities. Both Amber and Terri now work at MacEwan University with post-secondary learners who are navigating... Read More →
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Amber Dion

nehiyaw informed trauma practices
Amber Dion and Terri Suntjens are nehiyaw iskwew (Cree women) who are trained Social Workers and have years of experience working within First Nation communities in various capacities. Both Amber and Terri now work at MacEwan University with post-secondary learners who are navigating... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Métis History & Identity (More than Mixed)
Educators require accurate foundational knowledge and resources that build competency and confidence in Métis education. Together, we will explore and examine the narrative of historical and contemporary issues that have influenced who we are as a Nation. Learning about the strong, diverse Métis Nation will benefit all educational stakeholders. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of Métis history and identity, along with recommendations for classroom resources.

Speakers
LC

Lisa Cruickshank

Metis history, resources, stories, Rupertsland Institute
Lisa is a proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Lisa has worked in the K-12 system for 19 years in various capacities such as: Elementary Educator, Indigenous Education Consultant, Provincial Curriculum Development, and is now currently the Director for Métis Education and... Read More →
avatar for Billie-Jo Grant

Billie-Jo Grant

Associate Director Métis Education and Lifelong Learning, Rupertsland Institute
Billie-Jo Grant is a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta with over 20 years of classroom experience teaching K-9 students in both the public and Catholic school divisions. She was the recipient of a 2017 Indspire National Award in the role model category for Indigenous education... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Traditional Tea Making
Join Carrie as she shares some of her traditional indigenous teachings about the healing plants we can find in our own backyards. After discussing 10 local plants and their properties (as taught to her by her Grandmother) you will leave ready to make your own tea blend to enjoy at home!

Speakers
CA

Carrie Armstrong

traditional tea making
Carrie is a proud Metis woman, teacher, and award-winning business woman who has founded and created an Indigenous-themed beauty product and tea company, Mother Earth Essentials, that has a mission to educate Canadians on the beauty of Indigenous culture and contributions made by... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

An Exceptional Night-In with Lucy Darling
Known the world over for her wit, her charm, and her exceptionally good hair, Lucy’s shows are a wonderful mix of playful improvisational comedy, hilarious witty writing, and impossible magical feats.
Miss Darling is an 10-time Award-Winning Entertainer featured in the Guinness Book of World Records (2014), Ripley’s Believe it or Not (2015) and the star of the Super Channel documentary Carisa Hendrix: Girl on Fire, which tells the true story of the struggle to create her 2016 Las Vegas magic show. In 2019 she was the recipient of the prestigious Allan Slaight award and voted Stage Magician of the Year at the Magic Castle. 


Speakers
avatar for Carisa Hendrix

Carisa Hendrix

Artistic Director, Ballyhoo Entertainment Inc
Magician and variety artist, Carisa Hendrix is an 10-time award-winning entertainer featured in theGuinness Book of World Records (2014), Ripley’s Believe it or Not (2015) and the Super Channel documentary Carisa Hendrix: Girl on Fire. Hendrix is a recipient of the prestigious Allan... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Everyday Resiliency in Ever-Changing Times
With stress, uncertainty, and unrest at a record high, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe’s message is both inspirational and practical. She introduces her “Five Pillars of Resiliency”, and shares strategies to help foster each pillar in ourselves and others based on research-informed best practices and real-world applications. This interactive & engaging presentation helps participants regain a sense of order in ever-changing times and learn how to establish new daily routines to increase productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

resiliency/wellness in the workplace
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness in the workplace. Described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking, Hanley-Dafoe’s keynotes provide... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Explorations in Excellence
More people have walked on the moon than have been to the places Jill Heinerth has explored right here on earth. Instead of following maps, she has blazed a trail into the planet to explore lava tubes beneath the ocean floor, submerged caves inside icebergs, and the deepest recesses of the world’s oceans.
Drawing on decades of planning cutting-edge underwater life support missions, Heinerth will present basic principles and practices for ensuring success in challenging circumstances.

To order the book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/

Speakers
avatar for Jill Heinerth

Jill Heinerth

underwater cave explorer/author
More people have walked on the moon than have visited many of the places that Jill Heinerth hasseen on Earth. From the most dangerous technical dives deep inside underwater caves, tosearching for never-before-seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic icebergs, Jill’s curiosity andpassion... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

From space to your classroom
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be talking about the importance of satellite data and the multiple ways you can integrate it into your curriculum. Fun and educational activities will be demonstrated!

Speakers
avatar for Colonel Jeremy Hansen

Colonel Jeremy Hansen

Canadian Space Agency astronaut
Jeremy Hansen has been an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) since 2009. He is an experienced CF-18 fighter pilot and, in 2017, he became the first Canadian to be entrusted with leading a NASA astronaut class, which means that he is in charge of the training astronaut... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Grit, Resilience, and Taking Action Amid the COVID Storm
Grit is paradoxical in nature, and often elusive. Attempting to simply plow through disruption becomes a grind — we burn out and the harder we try, the less gritty we become. Willpower alone is never enough. But, if we learn to place our attention on the fundamentals of transformation — purpose, practice, and process — grit flows naturally and spontaneously in any organization. In this interactive, virtual presentation, Bruce Kirkby demonstrates the fundamentals of bringing grit to life, and goes deeper to tackle the daunting challenges we’re facing in today’s COVID slowdown. With more than thirty years of experience as a wilderness guide, Kirkby has led teams through unthinkable challenges — helicopter crashes, hostage takings, crocodile attacks, grizzly bears, avalanches, medical emergencies, and political unrest. He offers a message of reassurance and hope, that even amid the darkest gales, every one of us can make a difference, and help move our team closer to the summit that awaits.

To order his books please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/


Speakers
avatar for Bruce Kirkby

Bruce Kirkby

grit/resiliency/author
Bruce Kirkby lives life on the edge. An acclaimed explorer, travel writer, and television host (witha degree in engineering physics), he uses his incredible adventures across the globe to providereal-world, practical lessons on risk management and change leadership. Kirkby’s travels... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Indigenous Girls in Education: Three Programs
In this presentation Dr. Dustin Louie will examine three unique educational approaches for Indigenous girls. Myriad teachers, researchers, and organizations have recognized the strengths of Indigenous girls, while also clearly understanding the ways in which society oppresses this population. By examining three approaches, Dr. Louie gives insight into replicable programmatic or practical responses. First, an examination of his doctoral work and sexual exploitation prevention education for Indigenous girls. The findings of this study can impact school and community-based approaches to exploitation or MMIWG. Second, the research findings and responsive programming from a northern First Nation that unearthed lowered expectations for Indigenous girls from students as early as six and seven years old. Finally, Dustin will examine an emerging program from a First Nation in British Columbia, where he is partnering to create a school-based girls program that promotes leadership, healthy relationships to their bodies, a sense of empowerments, and is based upon traditional rights of passage education of the Dakelh people. Combined, these three approaches can provide insight into the innovative educational approaches to supporting Indigenous girls.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Dustin Louie

Dr. Dustin Louie

Indigenous Girls in Education


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

School Climate
School Climate

Speakers
avatar for Gerry Brooks

Gerry Brooks

Principal/Speaker/Workplace Wellness/Author
Gerry Brooks is principal at an elementary school in Lexington, Kentucky. His educational experience includes six years in the classroom, two years as an intervention specialist, and 12 years as an administrator. He is a passionate public speaker whose focus is on encouraging and... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Sparking Students' Imaginations
Improve your students’ problem-solving and creative thinking abilities.
In this innovative session, Danny shares outstanding activities you can use to challenge your students to think outside, inside and all around the box. Best of all, you’ll learn how to incorporate brain teasers, riddles and games into your daily routines to enhance your students’

imaginations.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Danny Brassell

Dr. Danny Brassell

Educator . Speaker . Author
Affectionately known as “Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.,” Dr. Danny Brassell has held a variety of titles and worked with leaders from a variety of fields and disciplines, but he has always considered himself first and foremost a teacher. He is a best-selling author of 16 books, including... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Reading Breakthrough
Get ready to move! Discover great ways to motivate your struggling and reluctant readers to read. Danny will be demonstrating strategies and books designed to help you increase student interest in reading – both in school and at home. Plus, learn about effective, FREE web-based tools you can use to enhance your students' reading attitudes and aptitudes.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Danny Brassell

Dr. Danny Brassell

Educator . Speaker . Author
Affectionately known as “Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.,” Dr. Danny Brassell has held a variety of titles and worked with leaders from a variety of fields and disciplines, but he has always considered himself first and foremost a teacher. He is a best-selling author of 16 books, including... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Vitality Spectrum: Moving the Needle on Mental Wellness
Canada alone spends an estimated 50 billion dollars annually treating and dealing with mental health issues, and that was before COVID.
The issues seem overwhelming; where do we even start to begin to address them and move towards a place of mental wellness? We start with you. This keynote presentation is designed to guide you from wherever you may be on the spectrum (from depression, to stress, anxiety, or cruise control), towards vitality using tools and techniques learned over a lifetime.

To order the book please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/ 

Speakers
avatar for Margo Talbot

Margo Talbot

author/speaker/climber/mental health
Margo Talbot is an author, speaker and climber based in Canmore, Alberta. Sheworks with youth-at-risk, addictions programs, and organizations looking toenhance their wellbeing through a focus on vitality in the work place.A sponsored athlete, her travels have taken her from the High... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

A Data Driven Approach to Teaching Literacy
This session examines how a diverse school in Calgary approaches the teaching of literacy through a data driven approach to task design, assessment, and teacher practice. In this session, attendees will follow the process taken by administrators and teachers in their journey to increase teacher capacity and student success in literacy.

Speakers
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Bryan Allen

Data driven literacy instruction, Calgary Board of Education
Bryan Allen is currently a Learning Leader and instructional coach in Calgary, Alberta. During his 12 years as an educator, he has developed a diverse skillset thanks to teaching in a variety of educational settings. Bryan’s portfolio includes teaching and leading in a science-based... Read More →
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Kenny Yeung

A Date Driven Approach to Student Literacy
Kenny Yeung has been a teacher, Curriculum Leader, Learning Coach, an Assistant Principal and Principal in his 13 years with the Calgary Board of Education. He believes strongly that students come first, and pursues teaching and leading with the belief that he can help make a difference... Read More →
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Lisa Taylor

A Date Driven Approach to Student Literacy
Lisa Taylor is currently a Resource/Literacy teacher in Calgary, Alberta. She completed both a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Education at the University of Calgary with a focus on task design and conceptual understanding. She worked within the CBE for 16 years in a variety... Read More →
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Nathan Bane

data driven approach to literacy
First and foremost a learner and educator, Nathan Bane (B.Mus, B.Ed, M.Ed) has been designing a spectrum of authentic and meaningful learning experiences for both adults and students in Alberta for more than 15 years. He has a diverse professional background including extensive experiences... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

BLAST: A Multi-Grade Literacy Intervention
How can a school develop and implement a comprehensive literacy intervention block to support the skill development for all primary students? This session will highlight how one K-3 school implements a school wide intervention block to improve literacy levels for all students. In our BLAST (Basic Literacy Acquisition Skills Time) program, each student’s phonemic awareness and phonics skills are assessed receive instruction on a specific reading or pre-reading skill.

Speakers
NM

Nancy MacLellan

BLAST: A Multi-Grade Literacy Intervention
Nancy has been an educator for more than 20 years, with experience teaching classes from Kindergarten to Jr High. She has taught in a wide variety of settings from a high needs urban school to a multi-level classroom in a remote Inuit community. She has completed her 12th year teaching... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Comics and Graphic Novels for Adolescent Readers
This presentation will take participants on a thematic tour of graphic novels appropriate and intended for adolescent readers. Themes will include: coming-of-age; fantasy; friendship; historical narratives; horror and genre fiction; memoir and non-fiction; refugee and immigrant experiences; texts by Indigenous authors; science fiction; social justice; sexuality; superheroes; and stories about social issues directly affecting young people, including the climate crisis.

Speakers
avatar for David Lewkowich

David Lewkowich

Comics and Language Arts, University of Alberta
David Lewkowich is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, who teaches in the areas of literacy and language arts. His research interests include the study of comics and graphic novels, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiographical inquiry.



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Comics and Language Arts
In recent years, there has been a growing awareness across a number of fields, including education, that comics can offer opportunities for sophisticated and impassioned literary engagement, for readers of all abilities, ages, and persuasions. Following this enthusiasm for the productive possibilities of such texts, this presentation will focus on the uses of comics and graphic novels in the secondary English Language Arts classroom, with particular attention paid to the Alberta curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for David Lewkowich

David Lewkowich

Comics and Language Arts, University of Alberta
David Lewkowich is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, who teaches in the areas of literacy and language arts. His research interests include the study of comics and graphic novels, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiographical inquiry.


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Creative Writing to Cope with Stress and Build Resiliency
Learn creative ways to engage students struggling with anxiety and other mental health challenges, particularly during the pandemic, utilizing the empowering and healing capacities of writing. Creative writing exercises will be presented in both fiction and non-fiction as tools for personal reflection and betterment. Participants will leave having tried these writing exercises themselves and be equipped to apply them in the compassionate support of students in their schools and communities.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, photographer, filmmaker, gallery curator, and bestselling author of four books. She is an outside-the-box innovator, passionate storyteller, cultural connector, and engaging, international public speaker. She has her Bachelor of Fine... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Creatively Approaching Shakespeare 1.0
Psst - students love Shakespeare! Come discover the World of Will - and an abundance of ways to painlessly approach the Bard with your students. Applicable to students from grades 4 - 12. Lots of ELA integration ideas. And lots of resources!

Speakers
avatar for Bill Jacobsen

Bill Jacobsen

Shakespeare and Reader's Theatre
Bill is a master teacher and has worked grades 5 - 12, in core and complementary courses, in public and private schools, both in Canada and overseas. He has an M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and worked at Alberta Education for two years as a Curriculum Consultant (Arts / Drama... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Creatively Approaching Shakespeare 2.0
Once you have an introduction to various improvisations and tactics for approaching the world of Will, why not go more in depth and build some original activities for your class? Let’s actually create and try out some tableau headlines, explore a parallel situation or two, or create a choral presentation of some Shakespearean text! We will do our best to use the plays of your choice. (And, yup, resources!)

Speakers
avatar for Bill Jacobsen

Bill Jacobsen

Shakespeare and Reader's Theatre
Bill is a master teacher and has worked grades 5 - 12, in core and complementary courses, in public and private schools, both in Canada and overseas. He has an M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and worked at Alberta Education for two years as a Curriculum Consultant (Arts / Drama... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

How to Get Your Students Writing
You arrive at school filled with enthusiasm! But then comes LA class. Story writing. “Woe is me!” you lament. “So many of my students hate writing. They just sit and stare at their paper! If only there was a former teacher who is now a writer who could help me.” Good news. There is! This session focuses on helping students get "unstuck" when it comes to writing. Participants will leave with at least half a dozen ideas for immediate use in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Robin E Pawlak

Robin E Pawlak

Children's Author, Student Writing
Robin was a language arts teacher (grades 4-7) for 31 years in Red Deer. Upon his retirement in 2016, his primary focus became writing. His first novel, Space Cadets, was published in January of 2018. He enjoys the calm, quiet life of a writer, but also loves to sneak out of his office... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

How to Make the Most of Story Prompts
Kids author Marty Chan shares his secrets to turning a picture prompt into an instrument of imagination. He'll reveal how he breaks down picture prompts and offers strategies and techniques that teachers can use to transform their kids from reluctant writers to budding authors. He'll also discuss why writer's block happens and how to get past it.

Speakers
MC

Marty Chan

/author, Ink Jockey Inc.
Marty Chan writes books for kids and plays for adults. Named one of Alberta's 25 most influential artists by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Marty is a champion for literacy. With his dynamic school presentations, he inspires reluctant readers to pick up a book and budding authors... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

How to Use Folktales to Teach Narrative
Kids author and storyteller, Marty Chan reveals how he uses folktales to teach the basic concepts of writing. He shares insights on how to descriptive details without bogging down a story, how to create character through action, and how to structure a story. Using the pourquoi story, Marty discusses how to spark a student's imagination to explain the origins of events, animals, and places in the world.

Speakers
MC

Marty Chan

/author, Ink Jockey Inc.
Marty Chan writes books for kids and plays for adults. Named one of Alberta's 25 most influential artists by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Marty is a champion for literacy. With his dynamic school presentations, he inspires reluctant readers to pick up a book and budding authors... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Introduction to SWI
Why is there a in ? Why don't we spell like "duz"? How can we expect correct spelling from students when English is so full of crazy exceptions? Or is it possible that the English spelling system actually makes perfect sense? This session will introduce Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) and show how we can use it to find logic in spelling by teaching morphology, etymology, orthography, and phonology. These all work together to prove that our spelling system makes sense.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Cahill

Amber Cahill

Structured Word Inquiry
Amber Cahill is a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. She has 15 years experience as a classroom teacher and has completed a Master's Degree in Special Education with a focus on Reading, Writing, and Oral Language Disabilities. She has been incorporating Structured Word Inquiry... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Leveraging Feedback to Improve Student Writing
We all want our elementary students to improve as writers. How do we assist them? Daily writing practice, yes. Mini-lessons, yes. Mentor texts, yes. Feedback, YES! But how? How do we provide authentic, meaningful feedback to our student writers? Join Erin and Karen to discuss various forms of effective feedback including timely, targeted comments, feedback frames, and single point rubrics. Regardless of your learning environment this year – in-person, online, or hybrid - this session is for you!

Speakers
avatar for Karen Filewych

Karen Filewych

Words Change Worlds
Karen Filewych has nearly twenty-five years of educational experience as an elementary teacher and school administrator. She is currently an English Language Arts Consultant for Edmonton Catholic Schools. In 2007 Karen completed her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy... Read More →
avatar for Erin Hart

Erin Hart

Language Arts Consultant, Feedback to Improve Writing
Erin Hart has been an elementary teacher for over 15 years. She is currently an English Language Arts Consultant with Edmonton Catholic Schools. Erin spent over 6 years as a literacy coach supporting struggling readers. She has a passion for books, literacy, and teaching children... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Literacy and Well-being in Your Schoolyard: Fun with Words in the Outdoors
Whether your schoolyard resembles a nature paradise or a concrete jungle, it can be an endless source of inspiration and wonder for your students. Studies show that children, especially those with the most challenging behaviours, feel more relaxed outside and are therefore more open to deep learning. This workshop will demonstrate how to use the outdoor learning environment to provide authentic and rich opportunities to develop a range of literacy skills.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Worobec

Kathy Worobec

Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Kathy Worobec is a Senior Education Advisor with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education. She brings her more than 25 years of experience in environmental and energy education programs to this role. Kathy provides strategic guidance for programs and operations and plays a... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Making a Matrix
, , , . These are all words from the same word family, and they share a morphological structure. Working with word families is one of the ways that Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) makes sense of the English spelling system. A matrix is a visual tool that allows us to show relationships between the members of a word family. Learn how to make a matrix that you can use to help your students strengthen their understanding of English orthography.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Cahill

Amber Cahill

Structured Word Inquiry
Amber Cahill is a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. She has 15 years experience as a classroom teacher and has completed a Master's Degree in Special Education with a focus on Reading, Writing, and Oral Language Disabilities. She has been incorporating Structured Word Inquiry... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Poetry Expedition Workshop
During this session we will look at a student portfolio approach for teaching poetry where students will be taken on a poetry expedition. They will be given “Navigational Tools” to appreciate and understand many forms of poetry. They are given “specimens” of poems to use as references when they begin searching for their own specimens of poems. This session demonstrates ways to motivate students to appreciate poetry.

Speakers
avatar for Brigitta Goerres - Edu-Best Educational Resources

Brigitta Goerres - Edu-Best Educational Resources

President, Edu-Best Educational Resources
 I have founded Edu-Best Educational Services to collaborate and share ideas and methods to allow all learners the opportunity to reach their highest level of achievement and to inspire and motivate teachers. Our focus is English language arts and Reading Comprehension Success. Please... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teaching Reading Comprehension Success – Identify and Interpret Ideas and Details Skill Building
The session will focus on understanding the curriculum outcomes aligned to this skill in our ELA Program of Studies, provide instructional strategies to teach and improve student performance for this skill, and methods on how to assess students’ success and mastery of this skill.

Speakers
avatar for Brigitta Goerres - Edu-Best Educational Resources

Brigitta Goerres - Edu-Best Educational Resources

President, Edu-Best Educational Resources
 I have founded Edu-Best Educational Services to collaborate and share ideas and methods to allow all learners the opportunity to reach their highest level of achievement and to inspire and motivate teachers. Our focus is English language arts and Reading Comprehension Success. Please... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Using Reader's Theatre and Choral Speech in Skill Building
Many teachers know that Reader's Theatre and Choral Speech can be an engaging and effective means of building skills in speech, collaboration, interpretation, and analysis but they lack confidence in leading their class through the process. Join us and we will ‘do the process together’ and actually create a project. Learn by doing!

Speakers
avatar for Bill Jacobsen

Bill Jacobsen

Shakespeare and Reader's Theatre
Bill is a master teacher and has worked grades 5 - 12, in core and complementary courses, in public and private schools, both in Canada and overseas. He has an M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and worked at Alberta Education for two years as a Curriculum Consultant (Arts / Drama... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Vivid Creative Writing: A Roadmap to Crafting Original Stories
Do your students struggle to put words on the page? In this session, I'll share my step-by-step approach to get any student on the track to vivid, original creative writing. I'm a Canadian author based near Edmonton, with books in Chapters Indigo from coast to coast. I've boiled-down my writing process into a roadmap of checkpoints (available for PDF download) with a special focus on characterization, dialogue, and scene description.

Speakers
avatar for Riley Quinn

Riley Quinn

Vivid Creative Writing
Riley Quinn is a Canadian author and musician. His Lost Boys Trilogy has seen nationwide success, having received immediate placement in Chapters Indigo stores upon release. Riley grew up in Western Canada, dividing his time between the Prairies, the Rocky Mountains, and the shores... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Reading Comics with a Numeracy Mindset
Though often partnered with literacy in curriculum documents, it is not always immediately clear how numeracy relates to the ELA classroom, nor how ELA teachers should equip themselves with the skills required to foster numeracy competency. This presentation offers the experience of reading comics with a numeracy mindset as one possible solution, broadening our understanding of numeracy to include spatial relations, measuring time, determining direction, and visualizing shapes.

Speakers
avatar for David Lewkowich

David Lewkowich

Comics and Language Arts, University of Alberta
David Lewkowich is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, who teaches in the areas of literacy and language arts. His research interests include the study of comics and graphic novels, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiographical inquiry.


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teaching Students to Write Cool Characters, Superheroes, and Themselves
Come prepared to write in this fun and creative writing workshop. You'll learn how to ignite your mind and fuel your imagination—and lead your students to do the same. Learn about and try:
- Free writing
- The hero’s journey
- Creating cool characters
- Writing about meaningful events in your life
- Writing from new perspectives
- Crafting new worlds in fictional stories

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, photographer, filmmaker, gallery curator, and bestselling author of four books. She is an outside-the-box innovator, passionate storyteller, cultural connector, and engaging, international public speaker. She has her Bachelor of Fine... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Using Visual Journals in the Elementary Classroom
Visual journals are an ideal way to engage students in learning. Hands on documentation helps them to reflect on what they are learning in class and makes it more meaningful. In this session the presenter will show how visual journals can be used in all subject areas from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Also included will be Indigenous topics that can be incorporated for all grades. Cassandra has over 10 years of experience successfully using visual journals with elementary aged students.

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Christen

Cassandra Christen

Visual Journals in Elementary
Cassandra Christen has been teaching for 16 years. She has used Visual Journals in the classroom for 10 years. Cassandra also co-authored and illustrated the book “We Can’t Mask Our Excitement - a book to help students understand what going back to school may look like in the... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Writing that Stirs the Heart
In this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to use creative writing in two important ways. First, as an introspective, self-care tool to mend, strengthen and restore joy to the writer’s heart. See how words can foster a renewed sense of peace, passion and purpose. Secondly, how to craft stronger writing, tell captivating stories, and communicate powerfully to move the hearts of readers. 

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, photographer, filmmaker, gallery curator, and bestselling author of four books. She is an outside-the-box innovator, passionate storyteller, cultural connector, and engaging, international public speaker. She has her Bachelor of Fine... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Year Planning in ELA by Theme
Structuring the curriculum for English Language Arts is a daunting task. This presenter is no expert, but they have figured out a method to the madness that they’d like to share with you involving structuring the year by theme. Come have an open and relaxed discussion about what has been working in this teacher’s classroom, and feel free to bring some of your own ideas to the table. You can email items and ideas to molloy.andi@gmail.com if you want to see them up on the big screen!

Speakers
avatar for Andi Molloy

Andi Molloy

Co-Chair, ECTL
Andi is the Fine Arts Academy Director at a Junior High Academy in Edmonton. Andi has the distinct pleasure of teaching their dream this year of drama, art, and English language arts for grades 7-9. Andi is currently a co-chair of the Edmonton Catholic Teacher’s Local 54 GSA, and... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Words Matter: Word Study in Grades 4-6
We know that words are the foundation of reading and writing and therefore an essential component to our instruction. And yet, it can sometimes be challenging to ensure a meaningful, integrated focus on words within our grades 4-6 classrooms. In this session, Karen will discuss how to approach words in the context of spelling, word walls, word study, and vocabulary instruction. Walk away from this session with practical ideas to use on Monday!

Speakers
avatar for Karen Filewych

Karen Filewych

Words Change Worlds
Karen Filewych has nearly twenty-five years of educational experience as an elementary teacher and school administrator. She is currently an English Language Arts Consultant for Edmonton Catholic Schools. In 2007 Karen completed her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Speak Up
Particularly in adolescence, students may have brilliant ideas, but a plethora of emotions and social anxieties prevent them from sharing. To encourage speaking up in any class, this workshop will give you some warm-up activities and techniques that will help your students tiptoe towards the front of the class, increasing comfort and community, and building confidence..

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Krogstad

Miranda Krogstad

Co-founder, YYSpeak
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life. Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in dozens of cities across Western Canada... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

What Could Go Wrong? The Simple Question Your Students Can Build a Story Around
“I don’t know what to write.”
Have you ever heard that in your classroom? When it comes to writing, so many students get stuck right at the beginning. This session will show you how to use the simple four-word question that defeats writers’ block every time. You’ll walk through a complete teaching unit that will take your students through the process of writing a story from beginning to end. Not only will it get your students “unstuck”, but it will teach them plot structure at the same time.

Speakers
avatar for Robin E Pawlak

Robin E Pawlak

Children's Author, Student Writing
Robin was a language arts teacher (grades 4-7) for 31 years in Red Deer. Upon his retirement in 2016, his primary focus became writing. His first novel, Space Cadets, was published in January of 2018. He enjoys the calm, quiet life of a writer, but also loves to sneak out of his office... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Writing 101
Do students write in your classes?
This session will help by focusing on the basics of writing instruction. We’ll look at some of the significant challenges faced by teachers when teaching writing, and lay out fundamental principles that will help you and your students succeed. You’ll leave with a solid foundation for an effective writing program along with some specific ideas you can implement immediatey in your own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Robin E Pawlak

Robin E Pawlak

Children's Author, Student Writing
Robin was a language arts teacher (grades 4-7) for 31 years in Red Deer. Upon his retirement in 2016, his primary focus became writing. His first novel, Space Cadets, was published in January of 2018. He enjoys the calm, quiet life of a writer, but also loves to sneak out of his office... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Making Learning Visible: Photographing and Co-Creating Learning Stories
Join me in discovering how to incorporate photography in your classroom to tell the story of student learning. Use photographs to: 1) document student learning, 2) build visual literacy skills, and 3) develop verbal and written storytelling proficiency by highlighting big ideas such as characters, setting, and sequence. When students are active participants in documentation, they come to learn more about their own thinking and the added bonus is a visual story to share with families.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Wolfe

Kristy Wolfe

photographer, Kristy Wolfe Photography
Kristy Wolfe’s experience as a medical mom lies at the heart of her passion for documentarystyle photography. Based in Canmore, Alberta with her husband and two sons, Kristy has beentelling stories through photography for the past 8 years.Kristy’s background as a teacher inspires... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Making Learning Visible: Student Photo Books
Are you interested in diving deeper into classroom photography? Using dollar store photo albums and printed pictures students collected memories and were engaged in writing about their experience. At the end of the year, each student had their own personal yearbook that also showed the growth in their writing. Join me in learning how to create a plan for your own class regardless of whether your students are emerging or accomplished writers.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Wolfe

Kristy Wolfe

photographer, Kristy Wolfe Photography
Kristy Wolfe’s experience as a medical mom lies at the heart of her passion for documentarystyle photography. Based in Canmore, Alberta with her husband and two sons, Kristy has beentelling stories through photography for the past 8 years.Kristy’s background as a teacher inspires... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Importance of Ethics in Data Science: The Human Aspect of Computational Thinking
Open data science and open source programming is premised on the idea of a shared learning commons, where people intentionally share information so others can build new knowledge and expand learning beyond isolated computer files, research labs or classroom walls. Considering ethical perspectives in data science, computational thinking strategies will be used as a framework to guide human-centered critical thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Verena Roberts

Verena Roberts

Ethics in Data Science, Cybera
Verena Roberts is an Adjunct Asst Prof with the University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education and is working as an Educational Specialist with the Callysto team.


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Using A.I. for Character Analysis in English Language Arts
Finding patterns and meaning in text is an essential component of understanding the meaning behind what we read, hear and observe. By using natural language processing, we can analyze sentiment and story arcs, look at how characters interact, investigate changes in language over time, automate readability checking, as well as foster inquiry and critical thinking skills based on data from texts. We'll consider the potential issues and ethical considerations as we look at the growing trend in machine-generated text.

Enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card by completing an optional Callysto feedback survey (http://bit.ly/callysto-feedback) after attending this session.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 5.


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Creating Pathways of Hope: Developing Life Promoting Cultures Within School Systems
This session will offer an overview of our recently developed planning tool, offering guidance in designing suicide prevention and life promotion plans that enhance existing mental health and crisis initiatives already in place, while comprehensively including national and provincial research and best practices. While the target audience for this toolkit is at the system level, school leaders and administrators would benefit from understanding the process as it could be adapted for school level.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Tackaberry

Kim Tackaberry

Designer of Professional Learning, Calgary Regional Consortium
avatar for Charlie Kraig

Charlie Kraig

Designer of Professional Learning, Learning Network Educational Services
Charlie Kraig is an educator with teaching and administrative experience who designs professional learning opportunities for Learning Network Educational Services (part of ARPDC). She is a passionate instructional leader who takes pride in helping others to improve their teaching... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Envisioning Collaborative Response: Supporting All students
It is virtually impossible for a teacher to know how to successfully provide instruction and support for all students in diverse, inclusive contemporary classrooms. Come learn about Collaborative Response, a mindset for organizations that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success. Numerous Alberta school and district examples, as well as access to a myriad of resources will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Kurtis Hewson

Kurtis Hewson

Lead Learner/Co-Founder, Jigsaw Learning
Kurtis Hewson has been an award-winning teacher, vice-principal, and principal, as well as taught at the post-secondary level. With over a decade of experience as an administrator, Kurtis has championed the call for collaborative structures in schools to ensure success for all students... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Intellectual Humility in the Classroom
Looking to improve the feedback loop between teachers and students? How do we increase effectiveness of Professional Learning Communities? Want to improve relationships between teachers, administration and the system? Look no further than intellectual humility. Of course, I could be wrong...

Speakers
KH

Keith Hall

Autism/Intellectual Humility
Keith Hall has been teaching in various special settings for eight years. He began his work in the States teaching at risk students with learning disabilities, and upon arriving to Calgary taught students with complex needs at Christine Meikle School for five years. He now teaches... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Leading Connection
This presentation calls on all leaders at all levels: teacher leaders, administration, learning coaches, and others. We want to discuss leadership potential in all educators, especially those who desire to shift the culture in their schools, on their staff, and in their classrooms. Recognizing there are various levels of leadership, we will discuss how each educator is capable of leadership in their own context sharing honest anecdotes and self deprecating humour.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith

Leading Connection, Culture Curators Edu
In 2012 Shelley and Meaghan shared a bucket of bevies poolside at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was shortly after they decided that completing their Masters of Education would be a good idea. Fast-forward to 2015, they decided improving culture in education through leadership... Read More →
avatar for Meaghan Reist

Meaghan Reist

Leading Connection, Culture Curators Edu
In 2012 Shelley and Meaghan shared a bucket of bevies poolside at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was shortly after they decided that completing their Masters of Education would be a good idea. Fast-forward to 2015, they decided improving culture in education through leadership... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teaching Empathy: Why “the Other Side of the report card” is a Must for Our Pandemic Student Success
Empathy is often sidelined as a “soft skill.” Dr. Borba offers hard evidence that it must become an educational and societal priority. In this game-changing presentation, you’ll learn why creating empathetic, inclusive climates as the foundation for learning is the smartest strategy for ending the youth mental health crisis. You’ll also learn why empathy is one of the most important skills that 21st century learners will need to thrive in our uncertain global, digitally-driven, pandemic new world.


To order her books please contact Audrey's Books on the Exhibitor Page -
https://www.audreys.ca/

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Michele Borba

Dr. Michele Borba

parenting and child expert/author
Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting child expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s and social-emotional intelligence and character and reduce peer cruelty. A sought-after motivational... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Vulnerable children, struggling families, and working with Child Family Services
Developed and delivered in partnership with a Registered Social Worker, this session explains how Child Family Services (CFS) works to ensure the safety and well-being of vulnerable children and struggling families, and why educators are essential supports for these students. It includes discussions surrounding how children's emotional well-being and their behaviour may be impacted by family conflict, instability, and residency transitions.

Speakers
avatar for Aynsley Graham

Aynsley Graham

Behaviour Consultant, Strategies for Stress and Vulnerable Children
I am an independent behaviour consultant with over 10 years of front line experience. I have worked in a wide array of settings, including secure facilities, intensive treatment, and classrooms. I hold a Masters Degree in Human Ecology, specializing in Family Ecology and Practice... Read More →
avatar for Alacia Barteski

Alacia Barteski

Alacia holds a diploma in Social Work and has been a frontline worker for more than 10 years. She has experience working in Child Protection and Adoptions for Family and Child Services. Alacia has a passion for working with vulnerable youth and supporting families in reconciliati... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

All Hands on Deck: Upper Elementary Math Games Using Cards
All Hands on Deck - we never play with a full deck, and you don't need to either! Cards are one of the easiest manipulatives to use in class or in virtual teaching setting and activities are very easy to differentiate to meet the needs of all students. Come prepared to play games that teach the following: review of basic facts, mixed operations, multi-digit operations, place value including decimals. That games can be used in work stations or whole group. Gameboards and journal ideas provided.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

/math, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Boosting Student Confidence by Building Number Sense in Math (Div.1)
Are all your Div.1 students successful math learners? This session is for all educators including those who love math, have math anxiety, or teachers who are bewildered about how to create a program that supports mastery of numeracy. Research supports the fact that students who feel confident do better in math. Confidence improves attention, which then creates a higher level of involvement in the lesson.

Speakers
avatar for JUMP Math

JUMP Math

Manager, Outreach & Teacher Support, JUMP Math
JUMP Math is a non-profit that empowers teachers to multiply the potential in every classroom through research-informed, curriculum-aligned resources and approaches that ignite and nurture an enduring understanding and appreciation of math in every student. JUMP Math offers a complete... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Robins

Rebecca Robins

Math Div 1, Edmonton Public Schools
Rebecca Robins is currently a grade one teacher at Westbrook School in Edmonton. She began her career as a resource teacher in Vancouver, working with K- Gr.7 students. Rebecca's Bachelor Degree is from the U of A in science and physical education. She has a diploma in ELL (teaching... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Connecting the Dots - Primary Domino Math Games
Whether you are teaching in person or in a virtual/hybrid setting domino math games are easy to implement into your math program. Come prepared to play games that use double six dominoes that teach the following: operations, double digit operations, graphing, place value, patterns, problem solving. The games provide meaningful and easily differentiated learning activities, can be used in centers or whole group. Gameboards, student samples and journal ideas provided. Great for family math!

Speakers
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

/math, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

La résolution de problèmes, est-ce un problème? 1ère à 3e année
La résolution de problèmes est une habileté importante en mathématiques. Si cet aspect des maths vous cause des soucis, cet atelier saura répondre aux questions suivantes: Qu’est-ce que la résolution de problèmes? Quels sont les différents modèles de résolution de problèmes? Quelles sont les approches possibles pour amener les élèves à avoir du succès? Comment aider les élèves en difficulté avec la langue d’enseignement? Quelles sont les façons de différencier la résolution de problèmes?

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques. Elle crée et offre des formations en français partout en Alberta et au-delà et ce, depuis plus d’une décennie. Son approche pratico-pratique en situation d’atelier et ses grandes connaissances en mathématiques font d’elle... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

La résolution de problèmes, est-ce un problème? 4e à 6e année
La résolution de problèmes est une habileté importante en mathématiques. Si cet aspect des maths vous cause des soucis, cet atelier saura répondre aux questions suivantes: Qu’est-ce que la résolution de problèmes? Quels sont les différents modèles de résolution de problèmes? Quelles sont les approches possibles pour amener les élèves à avoir du succès? Comment aider les élèves en difficulté avec la langue d’enseignement? Quelles sont les façons de différencier la résolution de problèmes?

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques. Elle crée et offre des formations en français partout en Alberta et au-delà et ce, depuis plus d’une décennie. Son approche pratico-pratique en situation d’atelier et ses grandes connaissances en mathématiques font d’elle... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Les routines en maths - Quoi et pourquoi? 1ère à 6e année
Des routines de math bien rodées ont un pouvoir indéniable sur l’apprentissage, la compréhension conceptuelle et la rétention chez nos élèves. Cet atelier sera composé de 2 parties. D’abord, nous verrons comment les recherches supportent et encouragent l’usage des routines. Ensuite, nous verrons différents modèles de routines qui produisent les effets voulus. Des ressources seront mises à la disposition des participants.

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques. Elle crée et offre des formations en français partout en Alberta et au-delà et ce, depuis plus d’une décennie. Son approche pratico-pratique en situation d’atelier et ses grandes connaissances en mathématiques font d’elle... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Let Us Depart: A Perspective Shift in the Math Classroom
"JOY is first, WHY matters most". Join me on for an investigation of how adhering to these simple truths transforms the experience and products for both teachers and their students. Philosophical perspectives, underlying theoretical constructs, supporting data science, practical design & implementation ideas will all be discussed. Grades 7 to 9 mathematics is the backdrop for this session's activities.

Speakers
avatar for Omari Lewis

Omari Lewis

Teacher, Science/Math
A teacher with Edmonton Public Schools, who has had the good fortune of enjoying professional opportunities in education, information technology, and photography, across a range of environments over the past 24 years. As a child of career students, my lifelong commitment is to the... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Linking the Learning - Domino Math Games for School and Virtual Teaching
Come play games that incorporate the use of standard double-six dominoes that teach the following concepts: all operations including multi-digit, place value including decimals, fractions, data management and analysis, problem solving and probability. Dominoes are easy to integrate into your program, and also easy to find in homes if you are still teaching virtually. Gameboards, journal writing extensions and math talk, student samples will be shared. Some of our students' favorite games!

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

/math, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Mathletics as an Instructional Tool, Div 1,2
Mathletics is a fun and easy way to introduce math online. Mathletics is aligned with the Alberta Curriculum. The instructions are simple for students to follow, and many practice questions are available in the "bank". Teachers are able to choose between "easier" or "harder" questions for individual students. This online educational resource delivers fun practice and fluency activities, challenges students and staff with problem-solving and reasoning questions, and rewards student learning with certificates and points.

Speakers
avatar for Fran Jensen

Fran Jensen

Math, EPS
In the last five years, Fran Jensen has utilized Mathletics in the classroom.  She enjoys guiding students in retaining math concepts by providing supporting evidence.  The Mathletics curriculum enables educators to work with a broad range of learners, from English Language Learners... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Maximiser l’usage d’objets de manipulation - 1ère à 3e année
L’usage d’objets de manipulation est recommandé dans nos résultats d’apprentissage. Ils permettent de rendre concret des concepts souvent compris par les adultes de façon abstraite. Si le transfert de l’abstrait au concret ne vous est pas facile ni simple, cet atelier est pour vous. Nous verrons diverses approches afin de maximiser l’usage des objets de manipulation afin, bien sûr, de maximiser la compréhension conceptuelle chez nos élèves.

Speakers
avatar for Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud

Consultante en mathématiques/Math Consultant, RLM Consulting
Renée Michaud est consultante en mathématiques. Elle crée et offre des formations en français partout en Alberta et au-delà et ce, depuis plus d’une décennie. Son approche pratico-pratique en situation d’atelier et ses grandes connaissances en mathématiques font d’elle... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Numeracy and Well-being in Your Schoolyard: Exploring Math Concepts Through Fun Outdoor Activities
What do numeracy, well-being and the outdoors have to do with each other? Everything! Studies show that children, especially those with the most challenging behaviours, feel more relaxed outside and are therefore more open to deep learning. Whether you’re teaching basic operations, estimation, magnitude, measurement, patterns, shapes, or space, it’s more fun and meaningful to do this outside where students will naturally be happier and more engaged.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Worobec

Kathy Worobec

Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Kathy Worobec is a Senior Education Advisor with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education. She brings her more than 25 years of experience in environmental and energy education programs to this role. Kathy provides strategic guidance for programs and operations and plays a... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Math Facts Made Easy: Brain Codes
Learn techniques to teach the times tables to children ages 7-11 years in hours instead of years. Using simple, fun stories with a foundation of advanced memory techniques that date back to ancient times, kids learn numbers unbelievably fast. These 'math stories' have been developed and refined over 25 years with thousands of kids and incredible results. Even young children with special needs or learning disabilities can memorize the multiplication tables quickly and learn to love math. 

Speakers
avatar for Darren Michalczuk

Darren Michalczuk

Math Facts Made Simple
Darren Michalczuk has been a teacher for more than twenty-five years and has taught everything from kindergarten to high school including music, homeroom and physical education. He has worked in rural Alberta schools to big city private schools in Queensland, Australia. He has coached... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Re-Imagining Jr High Math Units by Training Student Thought Patterns
After 10 years as a phys ed teacher and 9 years of teaching math in the blended homeschooling math program (grades 1 to 9), it is time to share some strategies I have been using to improve student retention, engagement, and independent problem solving. In 60 minutes I will attempt to share my accelerated approach to influence students' thought patterns for three major units: order of operations, integers, and algebra. If you understand how a lion hunts a gazelle, you can learn to do algebra.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Marlett

Paul Marlett

Dialogue in the Classroom and In Your Team/ Math
Paul is a dedicated teacher with parents who are innovators in high school and university education. A maverick in education with a unique approach to teaching and learning he started in phys ed, health, leadership, dance and outdoor ed. Then he joined the blended Home Education program... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Primary Math Shakers
Come play with our favorite manipulatives, a math shaker. The math shake break activities incorporate all learning channels, allow students to move and practice math throughout the day. Shakers can be used whole class, or in a home setting if you are still teaching virtually. Concepts covered will include: subitizing, patterns, number sense, operational fluency, place value, doubles, make 10, make 100, commulative and associative properties. Gameboards, journal ideas will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

/math, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Solitaire Math Games - Upper Elementary Favorites for Engaged Practice
Come learn our favorite upper elementary math games that can be played solo. During this time of social distancing you can still have students engage in meaningful hands-on games. Card & dice games will be taught that focus on the operations and place value. They can be used in your classroom, or if you are still teaching virtually or in a hybrid setting, these games will allow students to practice and explore daily math, math concepts, Gameboards, student samples, math talk and journal extensions.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

/math, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Solitaire Math Games For Primary Students - Favorites for Engaged Practice
Come learn our favorite math games that can be played solo. During this time of social distancing you can still have students engage in meaningful hands-on games. Card and dice games will be taught that focus on the operations and place value. They can be used in your classroom, or if you are still teaching virtually or in a hybrid setting, these games will allow students to practice and explore math concepts daily. Gameboards, student samples, math talk and journal extensions shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

/math, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Upper Elementary Math Centers to Differentiate Instruction
Math games can be fun, challenging, and engage all students at multiple levels. They provide opportunities to accommodate individual student needs while giving teachers opportunities to differentiate individual and small group instruction. Come prepared to play our favorite small center games that help students practice all operations and place value. Participants will receive gameboards, see student samples, and learn ideas for assessment and adapting to virtual teaching.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

/math, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Upper Elementary Math Shaker Activities
Come play a wide variety of math shaker games and activities that help you teach the following concepts: all operations, place value including decimals, fractions, mixed operations, balanced equations, probability, stats and more. Shake Breaks allow students to move, have a brain break and then practice. Activities are easy to differentiate and use throughout the day. Come prepared to shake, dance and do the math! Gameboards, student samples and journal ideas will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for John Felling

John Felling

/math, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks
John brings a wealth of knowledge, insights, tips and humor to his presentations, gained through his work with students and teachers throughout North America. He is a featured speaker at many regional, national and international educational conferences and has authored articles for... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

ZOOM Into An Elementary Family Math Games Night
In this session participants will learn how to advertise, plan, and learn the games to conduct a 75 minute family math night. It is more important than ever to keep connected to your students and their families. The games will focus on using cards and regular dice, items that families can easily find in their homes. Whether you are teaching in person, virtually or a hybrid, a family math event can still work. You will leave with the tools and ideas you need!

Speakers
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

/math, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane is co-author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and has been doing workshops in the area of games as a teaching strategy for over 25 years. She has conducted workshops across North America for K - 8 contracts and has been a featured speaker at the National... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teaching Statistics in Math and Science with Code
An understanding of statistics is becoming increasingly important in our world, and as math and science teachers we have an opportunity to develop student competencies in this area. We'll look at ways to incorporate statistics and data analytics into curricular outcomes, explore available resources, and talk about how you and your students can analyze data with Python in Jupyter notebooks (for free) through the federally-funded Callysto project.
Enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card by completing an optional Callysto feedback survey (http://bit.ly/callysto-feedback) after attending this session!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lamoureux

Michael Lamoureux

Callysto Ambassador, Callysto
Dr. Lamoureux is a Professor of Mathematics (Emeritus) at the University of Calgary. Dr. Lamoureux is keenly interested in the use of technology for teaching and research, and has developed courses in industrial mathematics and complex analysis using Jupyter notebooks.
avatar for Byron Chu

Byron Chu

Data Scientist, Cybera
Byron Chu is a project manager and data scientist at Cybera, and is the manager of the Callysto project.


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Students Communicating Learning in Math in Multiple Ways
Beyond worksheets and tests, we can allow and encourage students to demonstrate and express learning in different ways. They can choose to create videos, audio, infographics, essays, stories, or virtual words, and even share their work with a larger audience than just their teacher. As teachers we can model these multiple methods, and share our learning as well.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 5.


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Atelier en directe de musique et de rythme avec des instruments maison. Aucune expérience nécessaire
Malicounda encourage les enseignants (es) à reproduire des rythmes et des activités musicales, pour encourager la coopération, la collaboration et la créativité chez les enfants. L'atelier présente des percussions, de la danse, des chansons et des histoires. En utilisant des instruments «maison»: seau, bâtons, bols en plastique, pots / sacs de riz ou de haricots, cuillères ou votre propre tambour, les participants acquerront les moyens nécessaires pour faciliter un cercle de musique rythmique.

Speakers
avatar for Louise Raymond

Louise Raymond

French Music Session/ Music, Malicounda Dance Company
Depuis plus de 25 ans, Malicounda touche la vie de milliers de personnes - enfants, adolescents, adultes et aînés - à un rythme soutenu. Louise voyage à l’échelle du Canada et des États-Unis dans le but d’inspirer des entreprises et des écoles à renforcer les liens entre... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Beginner Guitar Pedagogy: How to Start Young Players Correctly
This session is a clinic based on beginner guitar pedagogy designed to show music educators how to start their novice students correctly. For this, we will examine the www.gslakieguitar.com program. Resources will be given and demonstrated, enabling music teachers to run 10-13 weeks of daily guitar classes. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own guitar and join in on learning how to teach guitar. 

Speakers
avatar for Sheldon Arvay

Sheldon Arvay

guitar, pop music education
Mr. Arvay is the teacher and head of the guitar program at Lethbridge’s G.S. Lakie Middle School. He received a Bachelor of Music Education from Minot State in 1999 and then taught concert band for nine years before moving to G.S. Lakie to teach a guitar program. He completed his... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Best "Bang For Your Buck" Songs
Learn or rediscover some key songs that “have it all”! These great songs can be used to teach, reinforce, and assess multiple skills and concepts while keeping enjoyment and engagement high. This session will provide tips and tricks for taking best advantage of these multi-use songs, whether you are an experienced music specialist or a classroom teacher who is teaching their own music. If applicable, issues of teaching in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic may be addressed in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Holoboff

Joyce Holoboff

Music Specialist, Wolf Creek Public Schools
Joyce Holoboff has taught elementary music and middle school band with Wolf Creek School Division for 28 years. She uses a hybrid approach combining elements of Kodaly, Orff, and world music in her elementary instruction, and she loves teaching beginning recorder. She directs choirs... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Fun with Music 'n Yoga Adventure: Kenya, Africa
In this session, you will go on a fun Music ‘n Yoga Adventure to The Great Rift Valley in Kenya, Africa. Participants will create music in the Orff way (play, move, explore, create) and experience yoga. You will leave this session with everything you need to teach your students including: complete lesson plans, and online digital video files. No prior yoga experience is required.

Speakers
AT

Allison Tipler

Fun with Music and Yoga
Allison is an elementary music teacher (K-5) in the Peel District School Board in Mississauga, Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Music and is an Orff Specialist. She teaches Movement at the Orff Levels Courses in Toronto. Allison currently teaches yoga at Power Yoga Canada and she is... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Help! I Have to Teach K-3 Music
Does the prospect of teaching your own classroom music have you quaking in your boots? This session is designed to take you from terrified to terrific! You will come away from this session with a handout of songs, games, activities and strategies to teach curricular outcomes in engaging ways. If you’ve never taught music or are a reluctant singer, you will learn strategies and resources to have you and your students loving music time!!

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Holoboff

Joyce Holoboff

Music Specialist, Wolf Creek Public Schools
Joyce Holoboff has taught elementary music and middle school band with Wolf Creek School Division for 28 years. She uses a hybrid approach combining elements of Kodaly, Orff, and world music in her elementary instruction, and she loves teaching beginning recorder. She directs choirs... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Live Virtual Musical and Rhythm Workshop with “Home-Grown” Instruments - No experience Required
Malicounda shows teachers how to facilitate a rhythm and music activity, for students of all ages, to encourage cultural awareness, cooperation, collaboration, and creativity. The workshop presents live drumming, dance, songs in four languages, rhythmic games, and stories. By using “home-grown” instruments: bucket, sticks, plastic bowls, jars/bags of rice or beans, spoons, or your own drum, participants will acquire the tools to encourage students to explore the intersection of music and rhythm.

Speakers
avatar for Louise Raymond

Louise Raymond

French Music Session/ Music, Malicounda Dance Company
Depuis plus de 25 ans, Malicounda touche la vie de milliers de personnes - enfants, adolescents, adultes et aînés - à un rythme soutenu. Louise voyage à l’échelle du Canada et des États-Unis dans le but d’inspirer des entreprises et des écoles à renforcer les liens entre... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Rocking Music Reading
Spice up your “Every Good Boy Does Fine” with innovative ideas for learning, reinforcing, and assessing music note reading. Joyce will introduce you to a number of games and playing activities to make note learning and reading fun, fun, fun! If applicable, issues of teaching in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic may be addressed in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Holoboff

Joyce Holoboff

Music Specialist, Wolf Creek Public Schools
Joyce Holoboff has taught elementary music and middle school band with Wolf Creek School Division for 28 years. She uses a hybrid approach combining elements of Kodaly, Orff, and world music in her elementary instruction, and she loves teaching beginning recorder. She directs choirs... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Estudio…starting intermediate guitar students on the classical guitar
With the popularity of guitar programming in Canadian schools, this session is designed to show music educators how to start intermediate guitar students on the classical guitar. This hands-on session will use the piece “Estudio” as a teaching tool to discuss right hand fingerpicking, reading notation and musicality. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own guitars. Ten guitars will be available at the session for use. Please check out our website www.gslakieguitar.com

Speakers
avatar for Sheldon Arvay

Sheldon Arvay

guitar, pop music education
Mr. Arvay is the teacher and head of the guitar program at Lethbridge’s G.S. Lakie Middle School. He received a Bachelor of Music Education from Minot State in 1999 and then taught concert band for nine years before moving to G.S. Lakie to teach a guitar program. He completed his... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Rock Band Class? Pop music education for the 21st century learner
In this hands-on session we will discuss setting up a rock band music class. Not the video game! For this, we will examine the www.gslakieguitar.com program. Attendees will leave with the skills and resources to teach their students a well-known classic rock song. We will discuss the guitar, drum, bass and vocal parts for “Old time Rock n Roll” so the students can perform it in their “bands”. Attendees are encouraged to have their own guitars at home to take part in this virtual session, however it's not a necessity.

Speakers
avatar for Sheldon Arvay

Sheldon Arvay

guitar, pop music education
Mr. Arvay is the teacher and head of the guitar program at Lethbridge’s G.S. Lakie Middle School. He received a Bachelor of Music Education from Minot State in 1999 and then taught concert band for nine years before moving to G.S. Lakie to teach a guitar program. He completed his... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

HIGH FIVE in Schools
HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only quality assurance training for those who work with children aged 4-12 years old in sport and recreation programs. HIGH FIVE® training is a great way to link your curriculum with tangible job skills that your students can use in volunteer, part-time, summer, or future career employment opportunities. Incorporating HIGH FIVE training into your health and physical education or social sciences curriculum gives your students the edge they need to meet their goals.

Speakers
AR

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

High school phys.ed and leadership
In this presentation from the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association, Jen, Karina, and Pam will introduce HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) training and how it can be used in high school physical education and leadership programs. The content, resources and... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Zumba Fun
It is a one hour Zumba fitness class. It will bring fun and energy to you all. It is a great opportunity to sharpen your saw and refresh your mind.
Grooving to the beats of salsa, axe, and bachata music feels more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the most popular group exercise classes in the world.

Speakers
PW

Peng Wu

Zumba Fun, Edmonton Public Schools Teacher
Peng Wu is a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools, and teaches at Laurier Heights School. Peng has been instructing Zumba classes for five years in his spare time and is eager to share and collaborate with other teachers!


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teaching Health and Phys Ed? We’re here to help!
Now more than ever, quality Health and Physical Education programs are essential tools for supporting student learning and well-being in all schools both in person and online. In this session, the Health and Physical Education specialist council and Ever Active Schools will share current success stories from leading educators around the province, and teach how to use free and low cost resources (such as our complete K-12 Phys Ed Lesson Plan resource) to support teachers of all grades.

Speakers
avatar for Ever Active Schools

Ever Active Schools

Supporting Healthy School Communities
Ever Active Schools is a registered national charity designed to create and support healthy school communities. We engage and support schools through a Comprehensive School Health framework, which addresses health and education goals to improve the social outcomes of children and... Read More →
avatar for Health and Physical Education Council

Health and Physical Education Council

The Health and Physical Education Council is a specialist council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. As a professional organization of teachers, HPEC advocates for quality health and physical education programs and provides opportunities for professional growth and development... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

A Flat Earth, Dinosaurs, and the Divine: Can Religion and Science Get Along?
Secondary students often assume that religion and science are inextricably at odds. Even if they can’t articulate exactly why, it is often taken for granted that a person of faith cannot embrace the scientific method and vice versa. This talk dispels caricatures of faithful flat-earthers, delves into the complex relationship between science and religion, considers seminal figures, and gives a framework for understanding how science and religion are not mutually exclusive.

Speakers
DG

Dr. Gerard McLarney

CS Lewis/The Psalms, Airpods and God
Dr. McLarney teaches at St. Isidore's Learning Centre and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College at the University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, Mythology and Theology as well as Sacred Scripture. His doctorate explores... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

And The Hits Keep Coming! Explorations in Narrative Theology
Teaching with stories is so crucial to high school religious education. In this sessions speaker/author Christopher Poulsen will share some of his stories and how he uses them to connect to his students. Chris is the author of 'Transforming The Heart: Teaching Secondary School Religion' and '...And The Hits Keep Coming! Explorations in Narrative Theology'. Be prepared to laugh and to go deep as we explore our faith and share it with students. As we share our stories, we grow together.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Poulsen

Christopher Poulsen

How Podcasting Became my PD/Narrative Theology
Ata #48


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Dark Side of the Force and the Problem of Evil
This session examines a central conundrum in theology, the problem of evil, by putting voices from classical theism into dialogue with the ideas in play in George Lucas' World of Star Wars. Specific attention is given to the Dark Side of the Force and how it sheds light on articulating distinctions between good and evil. Put another way, we consider how St. Augustine would understand Darth Vader and the Sith Lord in particular and Lucas’s vision of the Force, the Dark Side, and good and evil.

Speakers
DG

Dr. Gerard McLarney

CS Lewis/The Psalms, Airpods and God
Dr. McLarney teaches at St. Isidore's Learning Centre and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College at the University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, Mythology and Theology as well as Sacred Scripture. His doctorate explores... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Lion, the Witch, and the Teacher: The Life and Writings of C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis continues to hold remarkable appeal to a broad readership. His corpus of writings is wide-ranging, encompassing fantasy literature like the Chronicles of Narnia, to popular articulations of faith, such as The Screwtape Letters. This talk seeks to explore the thought world of C.S. Lewis and critically were to evaluate the trajectory of his thought, as well as the popular reception of his works in order to offer educators of Literature and Religion insight into the undercurrents of his writings

Speakers
DG

Dr. Gerard McLarney

CS Lewis/The Psalms, Airpods and God
Dr. McLarney teaches at St. Isidore's Learning Centre and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College at the University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, Mythology and Theology as well as Sacred Scripture. His doctorate explores... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Psalms, Air Pods, and God
Ever wonder what music is streaming in the ear buds of your students?
Often woven into the cacophony of bass and treble are profound existential themes that speak to the hearts of listeners. Within the Bible’s book of Psalms, we also find a collection of song lyrics that grapple with deep questions of the soul. This talk explores the structure and themes of the Psalms, draws connections to parallel themes in contemporary music, and provides educators with suggestions for how to increase student engagement.

Speakers
DG

Dr. Gerard McLarney

CS Lewis/The Psalms, Airpods and God
Dr. McLarney teaches at St. Isidore's Learning Centre and serves as a sessional instructor at St. Joseph's College at the University of Alberta. His academic interests include Religious Education, World Religions, Mythology and Theology as well as Sacred Scripture. His doctorate explores... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Action Begets Hope! Unpacking and Tackling Climate Change with Secondary Students
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues we face. Whether you teach junior or senior high school, understanding what climate change means for you and your students provides a rich, real, and authentic opportunity to practice critical thinking skills through an exploration of the scientific and social dimensions of this important and timely topic.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Tremblay

Marie Tremblay

Senior Education Advisor, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD), it's... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Agriculture Education for the Next Generation of Stewards
Bring agriculture to life in your classroom! Inside Education will share activities, resources and tools to create meaningful experiential learning opportunities for your students.

Speakers
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Julie Fisher

Agriculture Education



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Better Together - Cross-Curricular Project Based Learning in Junior High
The 'real world' does not exist in silos so how are we preparing students for authentic experiences when our subjects and timetables are separated? Even in a subject-specialist model in secondary education we can still provide opportunities for students to work in a collaborative cross-curricular setting. Learn about several cross-curricular projects have been successfully completed and the tips and tricks that helped make them happen!

Link to Powerpoint

Speakers
avatar for Julie Arsenault

Julie Arsenault

project based learning, technology, EPSB
After receiving her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Microbiology and Biotechnology, Julie entered the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta to pursue her teaching career. She has been teaching with Edmonton Public Schools since 2002 and has developed a passion for incorporating... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Dissection: Current Trends and Alternatives
Dissection is common practice in Alberta high school science classes, but is it necessary? In this session we will discuss the pedagogical merit of animal and non-animal teaching methods along with the ethical considerations for common species used in dissection. We will look at current animal use trends in post-secondary institutes, including uses in teaching, testing and research. Finally, we will explore alternatives and discuss student opt-in policies used in some Canadian school districts.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Logan

Melissa Logan

Director of Education, Alberta SPCA
Melissa Logan started her teaching career in a high school science classroom, then moved to the Alberta SPCA’s Education Department in 2007. Engaging with teachers and other organizations, she has developed and collaborated on curriculum-relevant humane education programs and resources... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Forest Findings: Grow Forest Education in Your Classroom
Bring the forest to your class! Inside Education will share activities and opportunities to transform any classroom or school yard into a field trip site.


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Indigenous Knowledge in NWT and Alberta Science Classrooms (Grades 10-12)
This session applies extensive research with Indigenous peoples, including youth, to learning outcomes for Science 10 & Experiential Science 30 in NWT and Alberta. Educators will be given the tools to incorporate Indigenous knowledge, connecting learning about scientific topics to Indigenous histories, lands, languages, and cultures in vital ways. We welcome all science teachers, from those well-versed in Indigenous knowledge to those who are new to the concept!

Speakers
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Carrie Karsgaard

Indigenous Knowledge in Science
Carrie Karsgaard is a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship holder and a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, specializing in Theoretical, Cultural, and International Studies in Education. Her doctoral research explores the... Read More →
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Alexandria Catholique

Indigenous Knowledge in Science
Alexandria Catholique is a member of the Lutsel k’e Dene First Nation. Born and raised in the north, she is currently in the process of completing her Bachelor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Brought into this project by Brenda Parlee a professor from the Department... Read More →
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Makenzie MacKay

Indigenous Knowledge in Science
Makenzie MacKay completed her Master of Science in Risk and Community Resilience through the University of Alberta’s Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology. Her thesis explored the importance of Indigenous peoples in climate change and energy governance. Makenzie... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Indigenous Knowledge in NWT and Alberta Science Classrooms (Grades 7-8)
This session applies extensive research with Indigenous peoples, including youth, to learning outcomes for Science 7 & 8 in NWT and Alberta. Educators will be given the tools to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into science, connecting learning about freshwater systems to Indigenous histories, lands, languages, and cultures in vital ways. We welcome all science teachers, from those well-versed in Indigenous knowledge to those who are new to the concept!

The video link has an electric static sound on it, but it is playable. If you prefer, download the PowerPoint file, it is the presentation with better sound embedded. You'll simply have to click on the PowerPoint to 'present it' to yourself. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Speakers
CK

Carrie Karsgaard

Indigenous Knowledge in Science
Carrie Karsgaard is a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship holder and a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, specializing in Theoretical, Cultural, and International Studies in Education. Her doctoral research explores the... Read More →
AC

Alexandria Catholique

Indigenous Knowledge in Science
Alexandria Catholique is a member of the Lutsel k’e Dene First Nation. Born and raised in the north, she is currently in the process of completing her Bachelor of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Brought into this project by Brenda Parlee a professor from the Department... Read More →
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Makenzie MacKay

Indigenous Knowledge in Science
Makenzie MacKay completed her Master of Science in Risk and Community Resilience through the University of Alberta’s Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology. Her thesis explored the importance of Indigenous peoples in climate change and energy governance. Makenzie... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Innovative Science Demo Activities - Maki(Ng) Science Big (Fun)!
Join Michael Ng once again in his Classic Demo Lecture Series as he shares amazing hands-on science demonstrations and activities for the classroom and / or remote teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ng

Michael Ng

Innovative Science/Green Science, Paul Kane High School
Michael Ng Chemistry 20/30Accomplished concert pianist and artist since age 5. The world of science can be an enjoyable part of daily life. Dedicated and innovative in making "science fun". Michael now appears monthly on Morning Global News TV Edmonton demonstrating his true passion... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Learning Through the Senses in the Concept-Based Science Classroom
Concept-based learning doesn't begin with big, abstract ideas–it starts with students experiencing new and exciting things with their hands, eyes, ears, and minds! In this seminar, teachers will explore fun and interactive strategies for building concept-based science classrooms. We will work together to connect a variety of building blocks for student experience–including print, digital text, field study ideas, experiments, multimedia stations, and games–to curriculum expectations and concepts.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Bromley

Nancy Bromley

/student engagement across all subjects, Edmonton Catholic School Board
Nancy is Assistant Principal at St. Richard school, association instructor for the Alberta Teacher's Association, as well as a counsellor and inspirational speaker. She has been an educator for almost 30 years and her claim to fame is that she has taught every grade something, from... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Let Us Depart: A Perspective Shift in the Science Classroom
"JOY is first, WHY matters most". join me on for an investigation of how adhering to these simple truths transforms the experience and products for both teachers and their students. Philosophical perspectives, underlying theoretical constructs, supporting data science, practical design & implementation ideas will all be discussed. Grades 7 to 9 science is the backdrop for this session's activities.

Speakers
avatar for Omari Lewis

Omari Lewis

Teacher, Science/Math
A teacher with Edmonton Public Schools, who has had the good fortune of enjoying professional opportunities in education, information technology, and photography, across a range of environments over the past 24 years. As a child of career students, my lifelong commitment is to the... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Let's Get Climate Active! - Engaging Elementary Students in Climate Education and Action
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues we face. Research shows that engaging with this challenging topic - rather than avoiding it - is the best way to replace fear with curiosity and instill hope for the future. Whether you teach grade 1 or grade 6, understanding what climate change means for you and your students provides a rich, real, and authentic opportunity to develop understanding around core concepts like connectedness, systems, wellness, citizenship, or change.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Tremblay

Marie Tremblay

Senior Education Advisor, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD), it's... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Maki(Ng) Green Science Fun, Safe and Not Safe! (Div 3 & 4)
A short introduction to Green Chemistry - Join Michael Ng in his Classic Demo Lecture Series as he shares science demonstrations focused on the designing of products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances in our classrooms and environment. Demonstrations and activities for the classroom and / or remote teaching. Div 3 (7-9), Div 4 (10-12)

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ng

Michael Ng

Innovative Science/Green Science, Paul Kane High School
Michael Ng Chemistry 20/30Accomplished concert pianist and artist since age 5. The world of science can be an enjoyable part of daily life. Dedicated and innovative in making "science fun". Michael now appears monthly on Morning Global News TV Edmonton demonstrating his true passion... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Speeding, Braking and the Science of Road Safety
Why are the posted speed limits set at the numbers they are? What factors influence whether or not a collision will occur? What is the science behind speeding and collisions that might make a difference in determining if the occupants survive or not? Explore these and more questions as we educate our students on the science that goes into traffic safety and awareness.

Link to Module

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Aaron Kowalchuk

Science of Road Safety
I am a teacher in Elk Island Public schools who was asked by CRISP (Capital Region Intersection Safety Program) and STSP (School Traffic Safety Partnership) to develop modules around the science behind speed and traffic safety. Together we have created 3 modules which cover all the... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Schooled By COVID: Lessons for the Science Classroom
The shift to emergency remote teaching in early 2020 as a result of COVID-19 was the shake-up of a career. It forced us to rethink teaching, curriculum, assessment, standardardized testing, and so much more.
We will examine the similarities and differences between this pandemic and the Spanish Flu - more than a century ago. As we imagine a post-COVID world in the future, how can we apply the lessons we've learned about our students, system, and ourselves in improving our practice?

Speakers
avatar for Reuben Mahaffy

Reuben Mahaffy

Lessons from the Science Classroom
Reuben teaches chemistry, biology, and general science at Spruce Grove Composite High. He is always looking to improve his practice, global pandemic be darned!


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Myths and Misconceptions in Science
The idea that scientific theories are less certain than laws is a common misconception about science. Or that you need a force to keep something moving. Or that global warming is the result of a hole in the ozone layer. Misconceptions are common, pervasive and exist for many different reasons. In this session Kerry and Ian will provide examples of common misconceptions as well as provide techniques to help students along the road to scientific understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Doktor

Ian Doktor

Science Teacher / Doctoral Student
Ian graduated from the U of A in 2002 and began his teaching career in Red Deer. Since then he has taught math and science in Japan, Mexico, China, Vancouver and Edmonton. He has spent over 10 years teaching AB and IB Physics and Calculus and completed a Masters in Education at UBC... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Science of the Flat Earth
How much do you know about the Flat Earth theory?
Enough to know its wrong, right? Probably. But why is that? Science is science not because we memorize facts or theories. When we chuckle at 'Flat Earthers' are we doing it because we've been told it's wrong or because we understand why it's wrong? Put it another way, what evidence do you have that the Earth isn't flat? In this session we will explore the difference between scientific knowledge and knowledge of science.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Doktor

Ian Doktor

Science Teacher / Doctoral Student
Ian graduated from the U of A in 2002 and began his teaching career in Red Deer. Since then he has taught math and science in Japan, Mexico, China, Vancouver and Edmonton. He has spent over 10 years teaching AB and IB Physics and Calculus and completed a Masters in Education at UBC... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Veggie Growing in Winter – Little Green Thumbs
Learn how you can participate in indoor food growing with a Little Green Thumbs garden. Sustainable Food Edmonton provides a free garden kit, supplies and support to elementary teachers wanting to capitalize on cross-curricular and hands-on learning. Students participate from seed to harvest, growing and tasting veggies and herbs. We will share highlights and stories from our 60 participating classes, plus garden-based activity ideas that you can try on your own with easy to source materials.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Bolli

Claudia Bolli

Little Green Thumbs Coordinator, Sustainable Food Edmonton
Claudia Bolli coordinates Little Green Thumbs, an indoor gardening program for schools, on behalf of Sustainable Food Edmonton. She is an educator, permaculture designer and organic gardening consultant.



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Preparing Students for Their Energy Future
We teach students about energy but creating a deep understanding is not easy. We use it everyday but we don't really understand it very well. We’ll show you how you can deliver on your curriculum while helping your students deepen their understanding of our evolving energy systems, compare the impacts of existing and emerging energy sources, and assess the benefits and costs of our energy choices on ourselves, our communities and our environment.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Worobec

Kathy Worobec

Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Kathy Worobec is a Senior Education Advisor with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education. She brings her more than 25 years of experience in environmental and energy education programs to this role. Kathy provides strategic guidance for programs and operations and plays a... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Space for Science
Where are you?
In this session Ian will help you answer this basic question by turning our gaze ever farther outwards- first measuring distances to nearby objects, then expanding outwards through the solar system, the galaxy, and eventually finding our place in the universe. During this exploration we will revisit ideas of measurement, uncertainty and the very nature of science. All in a quest to understand where you are.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Doktor

Ian Doktor

Science Teacher / Doctoral Student
Ian graduated from the U of A in 2002 and began his teaching career in Red Deer. Since then he has taught math and science in Japan, Mexico, China, Vancouver and Edmonton. He has spent over 10 years teaching AB and IB Physics and Calculus and completed a Masters in Education at UBC... Read More →
avatar for Kerry Rose

Kerry Rose

/Space for Science, CMASTE Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education University of Alberta
Kerry Rose PhD was a science teacher for 30 years in Alberta and now teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.. Kerry also works as a project manager with CMASTE — the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

110 Years in Alberta – Black History is Canadian History
Descendants of African Americans have been in Alberta for four generations. Our presentation will give you a taste of the history of blacks in Alberta and a context of the struggles and the diversity that is inherent in the black students in your classrooms.

BSAS (Black Settlers of Alberta and Saskatchewan) Historical society was formed to educate, promote and officially recognize the historic role black settlers played in pioneering the lands that would become western Canada.

Speakers
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Deborah Beaver

Black History is Canadian History
I am a fourth generation descendant of the black settlers that left the Southern US due to racial segregation. My paternal grandfather homesteaded at Campsie Alberta, which is near Barrhead, and my Dad farmed on that homestead for 50 plus years until he sold it and moved to town... Read More →
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Patricia Darbasie

Black History is Canadian History
A graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting and MFA Directing programs, Pat’s been a part of the Edmonton theatre community for a long time. She is a two time Sterling award winner and in 2001 Pat started writing plays; Carnival Magic, Ribbon, a play about black settlers... Read More →
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Dr. Jennifer Kelly

Black History is Canadian History
Dr. Jennifer Kelly is a retired professor, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.She has a PhD in Education with a specialization in Theory Culture and InternationalStudies in Education. Her areas of research are sociology of education, race,racialization, social formation of... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Effectively ‘Teaching’ Writing for Social Studies
Discussing writing with students can be a dull and often frustrating topic. Many students struggle with it, yet writing skills are essential to student achievement. This session will help you to remove the stigma associated with 'teaching writing'. The session will provide you with easy to use rubrics, classroom activities and student self- assessment strategies that will make your students more confident and successful in their writing. It will also assist you in using assessments summatively.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Driedger

Mark Driedger

Secondary Social Studies Consultant, Calgary Catholic School District
Mark is currently a vice-principal with CCSD, and a sessional instructor at St. Mary’s University. He spent 4 years as the Secondary Social Studies Consultant. He has extensive experience in all secondary Social Studies programs. Mark has also served as a 30-1 table leader, item... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

History Tellers / Conteurs d'Histoire - Canadian history in 90 seconds!
History Tellers – Canadian history in 90 seconds! Canadian history made fun and easy! Challenge yourself by engaging in this pre-recorded ~ (60-75) min video. Follow in the footsteps of 1000's of transformed students and their teachers by participating in this dramatic, highly interactive and multi-sensory teaching method. It’s a must-see supplemental resource for Grade 5 & 7 Canadian history Social Studies, ELL and challenged learners.. and it’s available in French!

Speakers
avatar for Deb Kobza

Deb Kobza

Canadian History
Deborah Kobza is creator, presenter and educator of her unique teaching method for Canadian history. Deborah’s passion is for making things easy to learn and teaching with a dramatic flair, but her careers have been in Microbiology and Professional Photography.



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Holocaust Studies- A New LDC!
Developed in conjunction with the Calgary Jewish Federation this new set of locally developed curricula (LDC) is designed to engage students from grades 10 through 12 in Holocaust Studies from the prewar era through to present day. What makes this course different is it is designed to allow educators the time to dive deep into topics beyond government systems; specifically, the human experiences of those targeted by the Nazi regime.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsaykate Anderson

Lindsaykate Anderson

Holocaust studies, classroom design, Foothills School Division 38
As a United States Holocaust Museum, Museum Teacher Fellow (19/20) and a recipient of the 2017 Canadian Society for Yad Vashem Summer Seminar Institute, I have been working with in the middle years to bring the Holocaust into English Language Arts classrooms through literature, art... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

How to Teach Controversial Energy or Environmental Issues in Your Classroom
Students hear a lot about the issues of our day such as climate change or the future of Alberta’s oil and gas industry. Teachers know the power of connecting student learning to current events for engaging students and practicing critical thinking skills. But such topics can be daunting as there are often many perspectives to consider and an overwhelming amount of - often conflicting - information.

Speakers
avatar for Marie Tremblay

Marie Tremblay

Senior Education Advisor, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD), it's... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Students Love My Grade 6-8 Social Studies Projects
Simulations, 'actualizations' and 'aha'-moments are all part of a student's experience in social studies classes when project-based and concept-based learning are combined to create fun and entertaining lessons for grade 6 to 8 students. Understanding civic responsibilities, cultural diversity and environmental appreciation are concepts presented and developed through activities that will improve student engagement, performance and appreciation for social interactions within Canada and around the world.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

CTF/Social Studies/Innovation
Innovation in Education has been Paul's passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 23 years with his concept-based and project-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational experiences... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

'We Are The Roots'
Black Canadians helped settle the Prairies yet still remain invisible in the content of the curriculum. Systemic Anti-Black Racism was here then and still is 100 years later. The one hour multi-award-winning documentary film, ‘We Are The Roots’, facilitated by a third generation African American Alberta descendant, will increase your knowledge about racial injustice practices here in this province and serve as a catalyst to start the conversation for reconciliation.

Speakers
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Deborah Dobbins

film on Black History in Alberta
Deborah Dobbins, a cultural and special education consultant, is a third generation African American Albertan whose parents were born and raised in Wildwood, Alberta and whose grandparents immigrated in the early 1900’s from Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri, Texas. She is the President... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Overarching Activities for Social Studies 9, 10 and 20
Teaching social studies is all about creating engaged citizens – but how to engage them in the classroom? With other teachers, I have developed some overarching activities that strive to help students see the links between the different curriculum objectives in addition to seeing how it relates to the “real world”. I will share with you some of these activities, including digital access that will allow you to adapt it for your own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Social/Flipped Classrooms, Social Studies Council President
ObjectivesThe Social Studies Council (SSC) seeks to promote the study of social studies in Alberta and constantly improve the teaching of social studies.ActivitiesTo carry out its objectives, the Social Studies Council encourages and assists the establishment of regional councils... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teaching Social Studies Using the Flipped Classroom
In 2012 I decided to take on a new way of teaching by adopting the flipped classroom model. In the years since I have modified this technique to fit the needs of my students. I will share with you what I have learned along the way, and show you access to all of my online resources (so you can have a lesson ready for Monday morning.)

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Social/Flipped Classrooms, Social Studies Council President
ObjectivesThe Social Studies Council (SSC) seeks to promote the study of social studies in Alberta and constantly improve the teaching of social studies.ActivitiesTo carry out its objectives, the Social Studies Council encourages and assists the establishment of regional councils... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Expanding Students' Worldview with Data Science in Social Studies
As we teach concepts such as globalization, geography, systems of government, and economics, we can use real-world data to look at trends, comparisons, and current and historical situations. Data sources include Gapminder, WolframAlpha, Wikipedia, and open data portals. We'll introduce curriculum-aligned (and Creative Commons) resources available through the federally-funded Callysto project, and help you get started creating and editing your own if you are interested.

Enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card by completing an optional Callysto feedback survey (http://bit.ly/callysto-feedback) after attending this session.

Speakers
avatar for David Hay

David Hay

Teacher, English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
David Hay taught high school science and technology courses for ten years, was a consultant for seven years in the areas of technology and innovation, and is currently teaching Grade 5.


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

How to Teach Family History and Genealogy in a Grade 4-12 Classroom!
Calling all Language Arts and Social Studies teachers! Revitalize your students' passion for history, research, report writing by providing step by step process to research their own family history! Inspire them to dig up their roots which provides a canvas for more compassionate, self- confident, culturally aware learners. Each of us have a history - highlight these powerful stories in your LA and SS classrooms. Or, why not? Simply attend this workshop to begin your family history research!

Speakers
avatar for Angela Boyes

Angela Boyes

Educator, Genealogist, Author, Speaker, DigUpYourRoots
Retired school administrator, Angela is completing a M Sc in Genealogical, Paleographic and Heraldic Studies with the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland). Her teaching career began in the mid 1980s in Calgary teaching in French Immersion Programs. The last 15 years of her... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Resisting Evil: Teaching about Radical Change
Social studies educators teach about revolutions and resistance movements from the past, and this session focuses on how students might evaluate these events (or their components) as helpful or not. By weaving together three different concepts—Symbolic Evil (Jean Baudrillard), Truth Procedures (Alain Badiou) and Radical Love (bell hooks)—educators can provide not only another lens to understand the past, but also a way to think about radical change in our own contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Cathryn van Kessel

Cathryn van Kessel

Assistant Professor, Social Studies
Cathryn van Kessel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in Secondary Social Studies Education. As a secondary school teacher, Cathryn taught junior and senior high social studies and Latin for a decade, and now teaches social studies curriculum and instruction classes... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

The Canadian Arctic - What it Can Teach Us About Life and Adaptation to Change
Robert will take you on a tour of the Canadian Arctic. Through a series of real life experiences during his childhood and adult life in the North, he will discuss the land, climate, peoples and challenges facing this amazing part of the world. He will discuss many little known facts about the North, the resilience of its people, as well as climate change facts and fiction.
The session is interactive and incorporates museum quality artifacts - Narwhal/walrus tusks, beadwork, carvings and more.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Feagan

Robert Feagan

The Arctic
Born in Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, Robert grew up accompanying his RCMP father on dog team and speed boat patrols of the Mackenzie Delta. After attending University in the South, Robert returned North living in Yellowknife, Inuvik and Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Robert is... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Using Stories to Bring History To Life
In social studies sharing stories provides meaningful opportunities to bring history to life. This session will introduce stories, books, and resources to use in Grade 5 social studies (General Outcome 5.2: Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada, and the associated specific outcomes), with ties to the other grades that cover similar periods and topics in history and geography.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Holdway

Michelle Holdway

Teacher, Using Stories For History
I have spent the last eleven years teaching in three different provinces, including seven in Alberta. My favourite subject to teach is Social Studies, and I love to see the light bulbs come on and see students having excited conversations about history and geography. Prior to teaching... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Waves of Innovation and World Challenges Impacting Education Today
The 21st century has brought multiple waves of innovation and world challenges into the classroom all at once. Learn about the multiple waves and how Alberta teachers can best prepare and share this information with their students. This session will focus on five steps that have been designed and proven to challenge students to exceed expectations and better prepare them for high school and the 21st century workforce.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Bohnert

Paul Bohnert

CTF/Social Studies/Innovation
Innovation in Education has been Paul's passion and focus for the past 15 years. Paul has been engaging university, high school and middle school students for 23 years with his concept-based and project-based learning approach. He has shared his classroom and educational experiences... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Engaging Students Online
Are you looking for ways to keep your online students having fun during both synchronous and asynchronous learning? Look no further! As an online grade 3 teacher, I have found many ways to build community and promote a fun learning environment in our online classroom. Whether you are an online teacher this year or are planning just in case you need to teach from home, I have some ideas for you!

Speakers
avatar for Erin MacAlpine

Erin MacAlpine

Online Strategies for Engagement
Erin MacAlpine is a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. This year, she has been having fun navigating the world of online teaching in Grade 3!


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Finding, Capturing and Creating Digital Media for Teaching
Online and in-classroom is always better with some media mixed in.  In this session, we will touch on copyright compliance when using digital media, explore some popular sites for finding good school-ready media, see a few demos of tools to capture existing media, and some apps for creating your own with tips on sharing your media to students.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Giroux

Katherine Giroux

Father Mercredi CHS
I have been a Junior high and High School teacher for 15 years in Fort McMurray. Currently teaching high school Religion, CALM and Social Studies, as well as school technology support. I am a Google Certified Educator, currently nearing completion of a Masters of Educational Technology... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Putting the T in STEM - Incorporating Technology in the Science Classroom
Technology is a powerful tool but can be intimidating or daunting to incorporate into an already packed year or unit plan. Learn how a newbie (me!) found ways to approach and integrate coding and technology into my Junior High science program in a meaningful and relevant way. Participants will be given ideas and resources for incorporating tools such as Micro:bits and Makey-Makey into a variety of units of study.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Arsenault

Julie Arsenault

project based learning, technology, EPSB
After receiving her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Microbiology and Biotechnology, Julie entered the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta to pursue her teaching career. She has been teaching with Edmonton Public Schools since 2002 and has developed a passion for incorporating... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Education Edition
Learn how to use Minecraft Education Edition (MEE) to engage your students in a world they know and love. Minecraft gets students excited about curricular content and builds a community in your classroom. Find prebuilt worlds and lesson plans for math, chemistry, science, language arts and social studies for all age groups. Bring students together in class or schoolwide build challenges. Assess student learning with accessibility tools built in so all students can participate and learn.



Speakers
avatar for Dexter Pizzey

Dexter Pizzey

Community Development Specialist/ Teaching and Learning with Minecraft, Microsoft
Dexter Pizzey is a certified Microsoft Innovative Master trainer and Minecraft Education Edition trainer. He has been working with Microsoft for over 7 years and has been in the role of Community Development Specialist for Edmonton for three. In his roles at Microsoft, he has trained... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Time-Saving Tips for Online Teachers
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the demands of online teachers?
Let me help to ease your load a little bit with some quick tips and tricks that will help make life as an online teacher a little bit easier. Teaching online is difficult enough as it is without having to fumble around figuring out what every app does. This session will have lots of helpful tips and tricks using Google Apps to make your workload just a little lighter!

Speakers
avatar for Erin MacAlpine

Erin MacAlpine

Online Strategies for Engagement
Erin MacAlpine is a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. This year, she has been having fun navigating the world of online teaching in Grade 3!


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Games and Movement as Tools for Learning
What is it about getting through different levels of on-line games that keeps individuals so attentive?  Could there be something in the gaming mindset, with both online and traditional board and card games, that we can transfer to student learning, and are there games we can use in the classroom and on-line that would teach content and build critical thinking in effective ways? You bet!  Consider physical movement as well: There is nothing in our curriculum that is so abstract that we cannot, "physicalize," it, and in that physicalization, students remember it well. Students in primary grades need to move or shift activity about every 6-7 minutes in order to maintain focus, and in secondary classes, it’s every 10 to 15 minutes. So, let’s enhance instruction by providing opportunities for games and physical movement in subjects not usually associated with games and movement.  Join us for an high-energy and active workshop in which we explore ways to incorporate games and movement into academia, and academia into games and movement. Skydiving optional, but highly recommended!

Speakers
avatar for Rick Wormeli

Rick Wormeli

Education Consultant, author/speaker
One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which include 39 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:15pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Serious Play: Building Your Social Emotional Learning Toolbox (Div. 1)
Social-Emotional Learning is the umbrella that guides our processes in addressing community building, self-regulation, mental health, pro-social relationships, positive behaviours, and growth mindset. Serious Play: Building your Social-Emotional Learning Toolbox is a Div. 1 focused workshop where we dive into both the broad and specific foundations of social emotional learning through a variety of hands-on experiential activities that can be implemented in schools and classrooms immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Sheldon Franken

Sheldon Franken

Director / Facilitator, Inquiry Adventures
Sheldon Franken has a B.Ed and M.A. in counselling psychology. He is a school counsellor for the Vancouver School Board and the workshop facilitator and owner of Inquiry Adventures. Sheldon has presented workshops and keynotes on various active and experiential social-emotional learning... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Saturday March 13, 2021 1:00am MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Recording of Live Session: ATRF Your Pension Matters
The presentation will include information on beneficiaries, pensionable service and salaries, calculating your pension, your pension options and steps to retirement. You are encouraged to bring your most recent Annual Statement.

Speakers
AP

ATRF Pension Counsellor

Pension Counsellor, Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund
Linda has been with the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund since 1990 and has spoken at numerous conventions, pension seminars and counselling sessions throughout the province.
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Lorraine Wirzba

Pension Counselor, ATRF



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Saturday March 13, 2021 12:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:00am MST

Relax, renew and refocus with Yoga Nidra. All you have to do is lie there.
Stress is disruptive to the learning process. Relax, rejuvenate and refocus as Susan guides you through a deep meditation inducing profound relaxation for your body and mind. All you have to do is lie there. Yoga Nidra is a technique she studied with Yoga Masters while in India and with Dr. Richard Miller a clinical psychologist having attained her advanced training in this area. This is an experiential session, however she does educational sessions if you would like her to come to your school.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Agrios

Susan Agrios

President and CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS, Agrios Mindfitness
Described as “inspirational, passionate & changing lives”, Susan Agrios teaches and guides thousands of people from all corners of the world on their fitness, yoga and mindfulness journeys. As the founder & CEO of AGRIOS MINDFITNESS (Mindfulness + Fitness), Susan gives kids, teens... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Saturday March 13, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session

9:30am MST

Recording: Using Number Talks to Foster Number Sense
Number Talks have been a game changer for teachers across Canada. Teachers are finding that students are able to solve operation questions at higher level and their mental math skills are improving. Number Talks require students to engage in mathematical discourse to justify and prove their thinking. They feel empowered when they are able to share their own strategy and promote the learning of their peers. Teachers will leave this session knowing how to utilize Number Talks in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Candler

Alexandra Candler

Math, Elk Island Public Schools
Alexandra Candler is a teacher in Elk Island Public Schools and has a Masters Degree in Education. She has experience teaching and working with children in Early Childhood, Division I, II and III. Alexandra is interested in creating learning environments that support students in developing... Read More →
avatar for Darlene Shield

Darlene Shield

/Math, Elk Island Public School teacher
Darlene has been an educator for over 21 years. She is passionate about teaching and is always interested in finding ways to engage students.  She currently teaches grade 2 and is the Numeracy and Literacy lead at her school.


Thursday February 25, 2021 9:30am - Friday March 12, 2021 12:00am MST
Pre-recorded Session

10:30am MST

Art During COVID: Online Edition
Don't let COVID put a damper on your creativity! Gain the skills and confidence you need to facilitate engaging, virtual-learning art lessons. Learn and practice new techniques and activities, using materials your students have access to at home. Integrate what we cover into lesson plans you already have prepared, or to develop brand new ones! All skills and media support the Arts Program of Studies.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Wales

Emma Wales

Art During Covid (Live and Online)
Emma Wales is the creative mind behind ArtVentures. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Combined Honours in English and the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture from the University of Alberta. Emma is passionate about sharing her love of art and language with others. Her creative... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Live Session

10:30am MST

More Than Just "Small Talk"? Responding to Students At Risk of Suicide
More than just "Small Talk"? Teachers play a pivotal role in the mental well-being of our students...but do we know what to do when one may be at risk of suicide? Come learn about the tools and resources available for all educators in the Edmonton area, and across Alberta.

 

Speakers
avatar for Hilary Sirman

Hilary Sirman

Education Director, Centre for Suicide Prevention
Hilary Sirman, B.A.(Hons.)/B.Ed, MPAHilary Sirman is the Education Director at the Centre for Suicide Prevention.She holds Bachelor of Education and Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees from Queen’sUniversity, as well as Marketing and Strategic Human Resources certificates... Read More →



Thursday February 25, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Pre-recorded Session

10:30am MST

Serious Play: Building Your Social Emotional Learning Toolbox (Div. 2-4)
Social-Emotional Learning is the umbrella that guides our processes in addressing community building, self-regulation, mental health, pro-social relationships, positive behaviours, and growth mindset. Serious Play: Building your Social-Emotional Learning Toolbox is a Div. 2-4 focused workshop where we dive into both the broad and specific foundations of social emotional learning through a variety of hands-on experiential activities that can be implemented in schools and classrooms immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Sheldon Franken

Sheldon Franken

Director / Facilitator, Inquiry Adventures
Sheldon Franken has a B.Ed and M.A. in counselling psychology. He is a school counsellor for the Vancouver School Board and the workshop facilitator and owner of Inquiry Adventures. Sheldon has presented workshops and keynotes on various active and experiential social-emotional learning... Read More →


Thursday February 25, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Pre-recorded Session
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